Midfield star slams talk of Man United move

Kevin Strootman has distanced himself from talk of a move to Manchester United, claiming that it would be “disrespectful” to current side Roma to discuss a switch.

The 24-year-old is understood to be one of Louis van Gaal’s top transfer targets, with various rumours having claimed that moves for his signature are scheduled for either this month or at the end of the season.

Strootman spent much of 2014 on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, but has recently returned to first-team action and appears to have recovered from his ACL woes.

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Although Roma have insisted that their man will not be leaving the Italian capital, there are numerous suggestion to the contrary, but the player himself believes that it would not be fair to his employers to talk about a potential transfer:

“I’ve signed up for five years, but so far I’ve only been playing for six or seven months. I want to play and help the team. That’s important to me.” he is quoted by the Daily Star.

“If I spoke about other clubs that would be disrespectful, and I don’t want to do that.”

Strootman is valued at upwards of £30m and has been impressive since joining Roma from PSV Eindhoven in 2013.