Manchester United

Deal Close: Fan favourite set to walk out on Old Trafford

RafaelThere is some news pouring into the Football Transfer Tavern this afternoon that the boozy Manchester United Fans are not sure what to make of!

Metro are reporting that long time club servant Rafael da Silva is looking like making a summer switch to Ligue 1 and sign for Olympique Lyon.

The 25-year old Brazilian has been at the club since 2008 and established himself as a real fans favourite under Alex Ferguson.

However, after making just shy of 100 appearances for the Manchester club, under Louis Van Gaal his chances have been more limited.

Last term, the pacey full back only made 11 appearances in all competitions and it now seems he is to be deemed surplus to requirements by the ruthless Dutchman.

Galatasaray, Benfica, Fiorentina amongst other clubs have all been touted as potential suitors for the player, but it now seems Lyon is his most likely destination of departure.

United fans…… What do you think? Will you be sad to see him go? Let us know below!

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