A little known but highly rated Argentinean defender has claimed that there is an offer in the pipe-line for him to secure a move to a Manchester club. However, Guillermo Burdisso, the defender in question, still is none the wiser about whether the offer has sourced from the city’s red or blue half.
The 22-year-old has risen to prominence while playing for his third club in his native country, Rosario Central, who were recently relegated from the Argentinean first division. After a troubled spell at River Plate, the Argentine has now made 44 appearances for his current club and, in January, he earned his first call up to the national team in a game against Costa Rica, in which he scored in a 3-2 victory.
If his name sounds familiar, that’s because his brother Nicolas has been a defender in Italy with Inter Milan and Roma since 2004. It was expected that the brothers would link up at Inter, but Rafael Benitez’s takeover at the Italian club has left that prospect hanging in the air.
Now it has emerged that a move to Manchester is in the offing: “I have been told that in the next days an offer from Manchester is going to arrive at the club and that when that happens the manager, Vicente Cunado, is going to tell me if it’s from Manchester City or Manchester United.”
The move is also expected to be accepted by his club: “According to what is being said by the press of Rosario, it seems to be that what has been offered is what Rosario Central expects for my transfer.”
So will Old Trafford play host to another exhilarating Argentinean defender in the coming months or will the youngster become Roberto Mancini’s latest attempt to usurp Manchester’s better half?
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