Manchester United set to sign Ezequiel Garay

Posted by - July 1, 2013 - Manchester United, Transfer News and Gossip

Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay is on the verge of becoming the first signing of David Moyes’ managerial reign at Manchester United.

The Argentina international isn’t a Moyes signing as such, having been on the champions’ radar for some time.

But the incoming boss – who starts his new job today – is expected to give the go-ahead for the deal to be finalised.

The £17 million transfer can now progress as Benfica have completed the signing of Arsenal de Sarandi centre-back Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez to replace Garay.

Portuguese media reports suggest that a second Premier League club could attempt to hijack the move once Garay’s fee is set, according to the Daily Mirror.