Well, it took a little longer than expected but the Manchester United summer clearout is now well underway.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku on with Chris Smalling set to follow them to Italy.
Now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, a fourth player is set for a move to the Serie A.
Apparently, United and Parma have reached an agreement over the sale of 29-year-old right-back, Matteo Darmian. The move is a straight sale for just over £1million, with the player set to sign a two or three-year permanent contract.
Furthermore, Di Marzio took to Twitter to confirm that Darmian will undergo his medical tests tomorrow ahead of a return back to his homeland.
Honestly, I credit Darmian and his professionalism throughout this. It feels like the Italian could have easily left in the last four or five transfer windows, and no doubt he would have grown in frustration due to a real lack of playing time.
Finally, the Italy international gets his wish and now, I sincerely hope that he can play regular football once again. Darmian isn’t a bad player, he just doesn’t fit the United style or Premier League football in general. He’s a likeable bloke, though, and I wish him all the best.