Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has finally joined Parma, the Italian Serie A side. Having played for United since 2015, the player has been transferred before his contract expired, was supposed to be due next year.
In July 2015, former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal had signed him from Torino. And according to reports, he contracted him for a hefty price of £12.7m. Matteo had made 92 appearances during which he helped his team reach the FA Cup.
Unlike his many appearances earlier on, Darmian has only played 7 times this season making it a total of 13 appearances since December 2017.
It’s highly probable that the Italian made the latest exit following the move of Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, and Antonio Valencia.
Old Trafford boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is reported to have told the player openly that he was not in his plans for the season as he was a surplus. Of cause with such a remark from a boss the expected was bound to happen.
However, on his side, Darmian had also previously expressed his readiness to leave, in precise like 12 months ago, so it is obvious the remarks weren’t the basis of his decision.
When Valencia and Dalot had injuries, he also did not see it as an opening and instead felt that moving was best for him. It is a decision he says was based on the fact that he simply wanted to play regularly like he used to.
Matteo’s move to Parma is a four-year permanent deal. In addition, Man United has added a clause that will help them get a portion of Darmian’s sale in the event that Parma decides to cash in on the player. As for Darmian, we hope that his home team will rub off some luck on him.
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