Tor-Kristian Karlsen raves about Manchester United target Matteo Darmian on Twitter

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Matteo Darmian looks set to leave Serie A outfit Torino for Premier League giants Manchester United this summer.

Well-known Norwegian football scout Tor-Kristian Karlsen has been singing the praises of Torino defender Matteo Darmian on social networking site Twitter.

According to Torino coach Giampiero Ventura, the former AC Milan and Palermo full-back is on his way to Premier League giants Manchester United.

“We have worked together for some time,” The Guardian quotes Ventura as saying.

“Because of his desire, humility and will to achieve things, it’s right to grant him the opportunity to realise a dream to play in the Champions League in a team that will fight to win it.”

Karlsen, a former chief executive and sporting director of Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, rates Darmian highly, as his following posts on Twitter show:

Good signing for Manchester United?

Darmian has been on the books of Torino since 2011 and has established himself as one of the better full-backs in Serie A.

The Italy international featured in 33 league games for the Turin outfit last season, scoring two goals and creating 39 chances in the process.

The 25-year-old had a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 37%, and won 24 headers, 29 dribbles and 61 tackles.

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