Strootman to follow van Gaal to United? Player’s agent has his say

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Reportedly high on Louis van Gaal's shopping list if he takes over at Manchester United, Kevin Strootman is going nowhere according to his agent.

Kevin Strootman’s agent has spoken following renewed reports of a potential move to Manchester United.

The Dutch midfielder is a vital part of Louis van Gaal’s Holland squad, and with the 62-year-old heavily linked with the vacant manager’s post at Old Trafford, stories claim his top target will be Strootman.

United were linked with the player long before he made the move to Serie A. And they were also tipped to make a move this summer even before David Moyes’ dismissal.

But now the Roma star’s agent has had his say in an interview with LaRoma24.

“Nothing is true. He is good in the capital,” agent Fabio Parisi is quoted as saying.

Less than a year into a contract that runs until the summer of 2018, the Italian side have no need – and surely no inclination – to sell him. And while van Gaal may be a big fan, it appears he will have to look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements if he does ultimately take over at United.

Strootman is currently recovering from an anterior cruciate injury that ended both his season and his hopes of appearing in this summer’s World Cup. But he is exactly the kind of player United need; if one who appears – for now at least – out of reach.

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