According to Dutch journalist Hugo Borst, Kevin Strootman has already agreed to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

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strootanjffnStrootman, who currently plays for Roma, has been constantly linked with a move to Manchester United over the past few years, and the rumours intensified when Louis van Gaal took over as head coach of the Old Trafford giants.

Hugo Borst, who has recently finished a book on Louis van Gaal, revealed today on Talk Sport that Strootman has already agreed to join the Premier League, although any move will not happen in January.

Borst said, “In the spring of 2014 there was a match between PSV and Feyenoord. Robin van Persie was in the stands, along with Louis van Gaal. On the other side was Kevin Strootman. The pair chatted, this was when people knew Van Gaal was going to Manchester United.

“Van Gaal asked Strootman whether he was interested in playing for Manchester United, and he said he was very willing. They have shaken hands on the deal.

“It won’t be in January but it will be next summer. He is an outstanding player.”

Strootman made his comeback from a long term injury in Roma’s last fixture against Torino, and has a contract in the Italian capital until 2018.

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