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Inter consider swapping Fredy Guarín for Manchester United’s Chicharito

Jul 27, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

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Manchester United could use at least one new center-back, particularly after the departures of Rio Ferdinand (QPR) and Nemanja Vidić (Internazionale), but it’s no secret that they’re also looking to reinforce their midfield. The Red Devils have already brought in Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, but they’re looking to add more depth in the center of the pitch.

Might another deal with Inter be in the works? Rumor has it that the nerazzurri are hoping for a swap involving Fredy Guarín and Javier Hernández. The Italian side have already supplemented their squad this summer, bringing in Vidić, Dodô, Yann M’Vila, and Rene Krin, but these players all tend toward the defensive side of things. What they need is more firepower up top. Chicharito could provide that, and at the low cost Inter are hoping for.

Guarín, meanwhile, has been deemed surplus to requirements by Walter Mazzarri. He’s a versatile player, but Inter have been waiting for him to blossom since bringing him on in 2012. The discipline provided by Louis van Gaal at United could work wonders, plus he is already comfortable with the 3-5-2 formation, after playing under Mazzarri for a year.

Chicharito, too, looks destined for a move away from Old Trafford — but he’s seemed destined for such a move for years, practically since joining up with United. The forward has never been more than a bench player with the team, coming in as a substitute eighteen times last season, as compared to his six Premier League starts. He’s still only 26, however, so it may be the perfect time for him to move to a club that provides regular playing time.

  1. dfstell - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Chicarito would be a terror in Serie A which is full of centerbacks who can’t/won’t run. His movement would play really well, as would his ability to be first to the ball all the time.

    I’m not sure that United need Guarin though. They don’t have European football this year, so depth isn’t that big of a concern. They’ve already got a few acceptable midfielders to match with Herrera (who looks very much like the real deal). Not sure adding one more acceptable midfielder is going to change much…..esp when Chicarito seems like a positive presence around the team.

    • geejon - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      Exactly … which is why the article only talks about Inter being eager about something like this going down. Nothing from Manchester. Well, I want a pony … doesn’t mean im getting one. It’s your run-of-the-mill transfer season article. Red Devils need a first-team DCM, not another squad player. They’re not taking Guarin for Chicha. They’ll need cash if Inter wants him.

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