Manchester United are on the brink of completing their first signing of the summer, with Antonio Valencia likely to complete his £16.5 million move from Wigan later today.
The Ecuadorian winger has spent just over two years at the JJB Stadium, becoming one of Wigan's most prized assets during that time. Valencia, 23, was also strongly linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, however it finally looks as though Sir Alex Ferguson has got his man.
Valencia has never hidden his desire to move to Old Trafford and once Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before things began to happen. Many people have questioned whether or not Valencia has the ability to replace Ronaldo and in my view, he hasn't.
For me, Valencia was just a very good player in an average team at Wigan (with all due respect to Wigan of course). He is just a slightly better version of Nani and I'm sure the United faithful will be hoping for Sir Alex has someone else up his sleeve. I would be extremley surprised if this is the only business we see United do in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Football Corner for all the latest.
What do you think? Is Valencia really that good? Does he deserve to wear the famous number 7 shirt? Comments below please.
haha... you sure out of your mind.
do you really think that he will wear the no. 7 shirt in old tradford.I know he is good but he just a temporary replacement for Ronaldo. There were some players in these world who only deserve to wear no.7 but in my opinion i dont think he deserve to wear it yet.
give him time and he will show the world what talent he has and how he can help man united win trophies next season
There was a bid for him; big names as well; don't you think that means something...by the wat is sir Freguson who wants him to replace C Ronaldo; I beleive the number one manager in the world is right; different style he is still a number .
Valencia will convince the fans once on the pitch then do me a favor wear his name on your back
i have to agree wi u cotsy velencia is a good player but he will never be a cantona or becks or ronaldo....