“LOUIS VAN GAAL is poised to sign Lucas Biglia for £17.5million this week — and keep on spending. The Manchester United boss also expects to land Pedro after Barcelona’s European Super Cup clash with Sevilla tomorrow, taking his outlay in 15 months past £250m.”
So says The Sun. The rest of the story is hidden behind a paywall but the Express help us out.
‘The report suggests Lazio could cash in on Biglia having already signed Serbian star Sergei Milinkovic from Genk. Louis van Gaal is also hoping to clinch a deal for Pedro, but will have to wait until after Barcelona’s European Super Cup clash against Sevilla tomorrow to do so.’
29 year old Biglia has played for Lazio for two years and in that time has developed into a highly rated defensive midfielder following years of success in Anderlecht.
The move would be something of a surprise. United have signed Morgan Schneiderlin to play a similar role and it appears Louis van Gaal will have enough of a headache trying to find a place for Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera when everyone is fully fit without adding another midfielder to the mix.
Our thoughts? Well, we are under the impression that midfield is suitably stocked. Never say never, but we would be very surprised if the Lazio midfielder signs for United this summer.