There is shock on the faces of Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that Atletico Madrid defender Miranda may yet make the switch to Old Trafford this summer.
Now as one of our punters notes, this is not only surprising as Diego Simeone is reportedly trying to keep hold of the defender but also because Chelsea are chasing the £20 million rated Brazilian.
After selling David Luiz, Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in another central defender but it seems he may have to fight his ‘friend’ Louis van Gaal for the pleasure of landing Miranda.
The Brazilian international was one half of the finest defensive pair in the whole of Spain – arguably Europe – last season.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, should van Gaal persist in playing three at the back, another defender who can actually do his job is a must and we think Miranda could well be the man for the job.
One advantage Chelsea may have however is the fact that they now own a fair few of Miranda’s former team-mates who could help him settle in!
Manchester United fans. Do you think signing another defender is a must this summer? Can you pip Chelsea to the post? Let us know your thoughts below.