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Man Utd now want to sign £30m star who created 21 big chances for UCL club – report

Man Utd now want to sign £30m star who created 21 big chances for UCL club – report

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Girona left-back Miguel Gutierrez this summer.

The Red Devils currently have Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia as their specialist left-backs, but both are injury-prone.

Shaw played just 15 games last season after several setbacks, while Malacia did not play a game after undergoing knee surgery.

Bologna are also admirers of the Spaniard, having included a £30million release clause in his deal.

However, Real Madrid have an advantage over interested clubs as they have the option to buy him back for just £7m during the current transfer window.

The 22-year-old is still waiting for a decision from the European champions.

Gutierrez had an impressive 2023/24 season with Girona, performing beyond expectations. They finished third in La Liga and also qualified for the Champions League.

The left-back impressed with two goals and nine assists in 40 appearances, with Gutierrez creating a whopping 21 big chances in the competition – the joint-most with Iago Aspas.

He also averaged almost six recoveries per outing. Gutierrez is clearly an attacking full-back and he would fit perfectly with manager Erik ten Hag. He could rotate him with Shaw.

Shaw has been a key player for United over the past decade, but Ten Hag recently announced that the Englishman will no longer be able to play 60 games a season after his horrific injury.

Madrid currently have the advantage with the buy-back clause for Gutierrez. United should still be optimistic about signing the left-back as Madrid could sell him for a quick profit.

Statistics from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com