United move for Buttner
Second Dutch star claims he is Old Trafford bound
By Gerrit van Leeuwen. Last Updated: August 19, 2012 9:51pm
Alexander Buttner: Set for United
Vitesse Arnhem's Alexander Buttner has revealed that he is set to seal a 'dream' move to Manchester United.
Southampton, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers have all made bids for the 23-year-old - but now it appears he is on his way to Old Trafford in a shock move.
Left-back Buttner, who was included in Holland's preliminary squad for Euro 2012, now appears to be closing on a move to England with the deal reportedly worth €5million (£3.9million).
Speaking to regional tv station Omroep Gelderland Buttner admitted he was about to seal his 'dream' move.
"This is really a dream come true," he said.
"It was all arranged very quickly and of course I am very delighted. Happily everything is coming to an end."
Buttner has been in dispute with Vitesse over his attempts to seal a move away from the club, and had even taken his case to the KNVB (Dutch FA) - but now he looks to have got his wish of a move away from the Gelredome.
United had long been linked with a new left-back with Everton's Leighton Baines believed to be Sir Alex Ferguson's top target - but now it seems Buttner is the man he wants to provide competition for Patrice Evra.
The Old Trafford club are still to comment on the Buttner situation.