The Daily Star have Manchester United fans rolling their eyes here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Ron Vlaar is set to tell Aston Villa that they have to DOUBLE his wages in order to stand any chance of keeping him at Villa Park.
As we know, United are desperate to land a top class defender in January and after working together so well during the World Cup for Holland, Louis van Gaal has decided that Vlaar is the man for him.
That would of course mean luring him away from Villa, who if the right offer came in for the defender, would have to sell him.
However, the player himself seems to think that he can at the very least hold Paul Lambert’s side to ransom over his weekly wages and hopefully manage to secure himself a move to Old Trafford where he would obviously receive a significant salary increase regardless.
United simply have to get themselves a top defender to make those highly coveted top four positions and we think that Vlaar could well be that man given how well he knows both van Gaal and the Premier League after transferring from Feyenoord in 2012.
Manchester United fans. Is Vlaar the outstanding candidate to improve your frail backline this January or are there better targets available? Let us know your thoughts below.