Manchester United defender on the verge of joining Parma
Manchester United defender on the verge of joining Parma
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Manchester United defender on the verge of joining Parma

Serie A side Parma have agreed on a £1.4m deal with Manchester United for defender Matteo Darmian, according to Sky in Italy.

Reports indicate that Darmian will sign a three-year contract with the club and is set to fly to Italy over the weekend to undergo a medical.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had admitted earlier in his pre-match conference before their tie against Southampton that a series of clubs in Italy had shown their interest in the player and he was likely to leave Old Trafford.

"I can see maybe Matteo (leaving). There has been some interest in Matteo over in Italy, wanting to go back home," Solskjaer said.

After Four Years

Darmian is poised to leave United four years after joining from Torino in a £13m deal, during which he amassed 92 appearances for the club across all competitions and won the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

The full-back has played only 13 times for the Old Trafford club since December 2017 with his current deal due to expire next summer.

Darmian move is said to have been necessitated by the defender's urge to feature for Italy in the 2020 Euros as much game time will boost his chances of doing so. 

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