Manchester United agree £8million fee for Stefan de Vrij

According to reports, Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Dutch centre-back Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord. The deal is thought to be around the £8million mark, but isn’t expected to go through until after Holland are eliminated from the World Cup.

De Vrij is just 22-years old, and whilst he may be a fantastic prospect for the future, Manchester United need proven quality that are able to come in and perform straight away.

As we all know, our current trio of centre-backs can be quite prone to injury, so we need someone who has a good track record in that sense, too.

I’d much prefer a Hummels, or a Vermaelen to someone like De Vrij. Although that said, Louis van Gaal does know him well through his Holland duties, and the 62-year old manager excels when it comes to promoting youth.

Would De Vrij be a good signing? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  • ian harris

    He’s 22, NOT a prospect for the future.Good player, and if Vermaelen comes, that will be 4 new players in. I want our young players to be given chances, like Wilson, Janko, Pereira, Keane bros,

  • Avishek Dhar

    need vrij, memphis of holland and khadera from real madrid and manunited is done no need more players just sell nani, young, cleverly, anderson, kagawa, zaha, chicharito and lindegard. we have our own club breed like wilson, janko, pereira , powell, keana etc they should get chance to be legendary.

  • pup11

    Like the way it says ‘until after Holland are eliminated’ haha