Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay has moved to cool speculation of a move to Manchester United by insisting that he is happy at his current club.
The Argentinian centre-back has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time, and is thought to be one of David Moyes’ top targets heading into the transfer window.
Scouts from the Red Devils are said to have been assessing him during the opening months of the campaign, and have been impressed with his displays.
Garay is seen as a natural successor to Rio Ferdinand, with the former Leeds man now entering the final stages of his career.
But, the 27-year-old poured cold water on a possible move to England, stating that he is content at Benfica:
“I have learned a lot since I came to Benfica and I am very happy at the club.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.
He went on to say that his main focus for the remainder of the season is to make sure he is representing his country at the World Cup – an ambition that may be derailed if he were to fail to settle at a new club:
“We qualified and it will be my first World Cup if I get called up so I’m really excited,”
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