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Deal Agreed: Prime Man United target pens €45m deal elsewhere

GaitanManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent hours in the bar sinking pints in commiseration after a difficult week, and we’re sorry to say that the news doesn’t get better for the Red Devils.

Goal have confirmed that Nicholas Gaitan has penned a new four-year deal with Benfica, which raises his release clause to a monumental €45m.

Gaitan has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the past year, with reports in August going as far to suggest that a £28m deal to bring the Argentine ace to the Premier League was agreed.

However, Gaitan’s future is now resolved and comes at a positive time for Benfica who, unlike United, have sealed their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Despite that, there is a hint of positivity for United fans as Gaitan refused to rule-out an exit from the Portuguese giants in the future.

“The topic of leaving is expected when the market opens. It would have to be something extremely good to take me away from here because I’m happy at the club.”

United fans, does this end your interest or is Gaitan a player you need? Let us know in the comments below!

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