United are considering whether to bid for Greek International defender Vasilis Torosidis from Olympiakos according to reports this morning.
The Mail notes:
The Greece defender has been on United’s radar for 18 months and their need for a versatile player at the back has become more pressing with a spate of injuries.
United scouts watched him play in a 0-0 draw with Doxa Drama on Sunday night and will make a decision over the next few days whether to follow up with a bid.
Torosidis, who scored Greece’s first goal at a World Cup finals in 2010, has a buy-out clause set at £6million but the Greeks’ need for cash could reduce that.
The defender xcan play in either full back position which would obviously be a boost to United who rely solely on Patrice Evra for the left back position and have used, Fabio Rafael, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the right back slot.
The burning question for most Reds will be ‘is signing a player who’s never played in the Premiership -or any of Europes top leagues really the answer to our defensive problems?’
While I’ve advocated United signing a defender to ease the problems we’ve got, especially to stop poor Phil Jones having to be used in positions he obviously struggles in, I’m not sure Torosidis is the answer.
In the past the likes of Newcastle, Juventus and even Liverpool have been linked with the player who’s spent his entire career in Greece.
This may well be an invented story by the Mail, after all it is silly season for United transfer rumours and the paper did claim that Wesley Sneijder was on his way to Old Trafford in the Summer.
Watch this space…