Brazilian defender Miranda, who plays for Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, is on the ‘verge’ of completing his move to Manchester United, claims Spanish newspaper, AS.
Miranda isn’t featuring in the FIFA World Cup for Brazil so that’s not stalling the deal and the Spanish media have reporting this deal to be ‘nearly there’ for weeks now. It’s hard to suspect the integrity of the report, with this particular story being reporting across a number of outlets for several weeks now.
AS is covering Atletico Madrid increasing the wages of star players Koke, Godin and Juanfran, all of whom are key assets to Los Colchoneros.
Koke has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and Old Trafford so far this summer. However, these rumours have no real intensity about them, with the Spanish press focusing on the future of striker Diego Costa who is set for a move to the Premier League to join up with Chelsea.
The Spanish newspaper, AS, are certain that these broadcasts have come from the Champions League finalists, Atleti, or sources nearby Miranda. Additionally, there have been stories about the defender looking for schools in Manchester, stating that both Manchester United and Manchester City are battling it out to sign to Brazilian.
Atletico Madrid are allegedly demanding the defender’s buyout clause, which stands at £24million. No comment has been made from Manchester United regarding any transfer movements so far this summer, with the club likely to wait until the World Cup is over and Louis van Gaal is back in Manchester before the business can really start.
Sources close to the club still think that Manchester United are still confident of securing the £27million signing of Luke Shaw once England return from their awful showing in the World Cup.