Matteo Darmian to Man United: Torino coach gives defender blessing

first_imgTorino coach Giampiero Ventura has given his blessing for Matteo Darmian to join Manchester United.The Italy international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and Sky Italia say an agreement has now been reached between the two clubs.Torino are said to have accepted an initial fee of 18million euros (£12.9million) with a further two million euros (£1.43million) in add-ons.Ventura told Sky Italia: “We have worked together for some time.“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.“The transfer of an important player like him can open the door for us to build a stronger side.”Darmian will reportedly sign a four-year deal with United worth £2million per season and will undergo a medical on Friday.Italy’s first-choice right-back, Darmian has attracted the attention of top European clubs after another solid campaign with Torino.Toro president Urbano Cairo hinted earlier this week that Darmian could depart after four seasons at the club.“I told Darmian last year after the World Cup that if offers arrived for him I could not sell him then,” Cairo told the Italian press.“We had already sold (Ciro) Immobile and (Alessio) Cerci and I could not afford to lose another excellent player.“But I promised him we would review his situation this summer.“Football is like this and it’s normal that an extraordinary man like Matteo wants to try and win the Champions League.“Torino can’t win the Champions League.” 1 Torino defender Matteo Darmian last_img