21 Aug 2012

Dutch defender to join Manchester United

6:11 am on 21 August 2012

Dutch defender Alexander Buttner's transfer from Vitesse Arnhem to Manchester United moved a step closer on Monday when he flew to England for a medical with the Premier League club.

Buttner, would become United's second recent Dutch acquisition following Robin van Persie's move from Arsenal to Old Trafford last week.

The player, who had been linked with possible moves to Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Southampton, told reporters before leaving Schipol Airport in Amsterdam for Manchester that he was hoping the United deal would be completed soon.