Atletico Madrid want to keep Miranda – report

by Ravi Gill

Manchester United have long been linked with Atletico Madrid defender Miranda but reports suggest the Spanish champions have no intention of selling the Brazilian.

If that is the case, the only way United could sign Miranda would be to trigger his £24m release clause which would allow them to approach him and avoid negotiations with Atletico.

That being said, release clauses are notoriously difficult when it comes to La Liga based players as United found out by signing Ander Herrera.

At 30, Miranda is an experienced defender and having played a major role in their fantastic 2013/14 where Atletico won La Liga and earned a runners-up spot in the Champions League.

With the growing rumours linking us with Miranda, we asked Nick over at what his thoughts were on any potential move for Miranda: “I think we could end up seeing Miranda leave, but it won’t be in January.

“There’s no reason for him to leave this winter as we’re still in a good position in both the league and the Champions League.

“We do have José Giménez though, a fantastic prospect who plays more games for his national team than he does Atlético. He needs to be given the opportunity to shine, and if we need to sell either Miranda or Godín to keep him then it could happen but not in January.”

We’ll keep track of the Miranda story as it develops and will also take a further look into if he would be the right player to solve United’s defensive issues.

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