Manchester United and Tottenham are among a list of several clubs interested in former Real Madrid defender Ezequiel Garay, currently at Valencia.
According to Spanish publication Super Deporte, Ezequiel Garay is on the radar of several clubs. The former Real Madrid man is attracting the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus and Benfica – one of his former homes – among other clubs.
Ezequiel Garay was brought over to Spain from Argentine powerhouse Newell’s Old Boys by Real Madrid and the player made 31 appearances for Los Blancos before moving on to Benfica, where he established himself as a formidable presence at the back.
A tryst with Russian football at Zenit and the player then returned to Spain to Valencia, where he has been one of the key men. The Mestalla, though, could be set to lose one of their best players, with a host of clubs interested in the player.
Man Utd and Spurs are two possible destinations for the in-demand Ezequiel Garay👀⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/EwYUOpgyYi
— Football talk2😳⚽️⚽️ (@Talk2Football) August 22, 2017
According to the report, scouts from Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus and Benfica were all in attendance at the Mestalla as Garay led his team to a 1-0 win over Las Palmas, keeping a clean sheet in his first game of the season.
Manchester United have enough options at the back, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly all available at Jose Mourinho’s disposal while Marcos Rojo has started his rehabilitation from his long-injury layoff, having return to training recently, according to various reports.
Tottenham have signed Davinson Sanchez recently. However, with Toby Alderweireld’s future in question, Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sign more players to beef up his defence. Garay has been previously linked with both United and Tottenham at earlier junctures as well.
Valencia themselves have strengthened their squad to a degree this season, bringing in recognised profiles like Neto and Simone Zaza from Juventus while Gabriel Paulista, Jeison Murillo and Geoffrey Kondogbia arrived from Arsenal and Inter Milan respectively.
Thus, the Spanish outfit could afford to part ways with Garay, who, at the age of 30, is likely to looking to add trophies to his career, something he has a better shot at with any and all of the aforementioned clubs that are after him, when compared to Valencia at the present moment.
Brief highlights of Ezequiel Garay pic.twitter.com/KCt1p2yvQW
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) August 20, 2017
Garay could fancy a return to Benfica, where he established himself as a force in Europe. However, the lure of Premier League football, which has been associated with Garay for years now without a move materialising, could may see the Argentine finally sign for an English giant.