Matteo Darmian has joined Manchester United from Italian side Torino. The established Italy international joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.

Reckoned to be one of Europe’s most dynamic full-backs, Matteo Darmian really caught the eye at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. He's 25 and has made 146 appearances and scored 5 league goals for Torino since his debut in 2011; as well as representing Italy 13 times.

After joining Manchester United, Matteo Darmian said:

It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. I have loved the time that I have spent at Torino and I would like to thank the club and the fans for everything they have done for me.  I am sure they can understand when the opportunity to join the biggest club in world came along it was something I had to do. To work with Louis van Gaal, a manager that has achieved so much in football is such an exciting prospect.

United boss, Louis van Gaal said:

Matteo is a right-sided full back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left. He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League. Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days.

Welcome to Manchester United, Matteo Darmian!


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