Nicolas Otamendi staying at Valencia despite Manchester United interest – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Nicolas Otamendi will be staying at Valencia this summer despite interest from Manchester United, according to SuperDeporte.

The Argentine has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looks for a world-class centre-back.

However, it appears he has committed his future to Valencia, who will continue to make him feel ‘loved and valued’ at the Mestalla.

Top class centre-backs are hard to come by and it is unclear who United may go for now that Otamendi has ruled out a move.

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After having a £28m bid for Sergio Ramos rejected by Real Madrid, the chances of United signing a quality defender is looking more and more unlikely.

Otamendi has been a rock for Valencia and Argentina, he’s not injury prone and he’s definitely not afraid to put a tackle in.

With David de Gea’s future in the balance, United would be wise to do all they can to sign the 27-year-old. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both susceptible to injury and can’t be relied upon next season.

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