Man Utd move for Buttner

  • By: Gerrit van Leeuwen
  • Last Updated: August 19 2012, 19:22 BST

Vitesse Arnhem left-back Alexander Buttner has revealed that he is set to seal a "dream" move to Manchester United.

Alexander Buttner: Set for Man Utd move

Southampton, Fulham and QPR 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.

The defender, who was included in Holland's preliminary squad for Euro 2012, now appears to be closing on a move to link up with countryman Robin van Persie, with the deal reportedly worth five million euros (£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 Ferguson's top target - but now it seems Buttner is the man he wants to provide competition for Patrice Evra.