Gabriel Obertan has arrived at Carrington to complete his medical with Manchester United. It is believed that a four-year-deal, worth £3million to his current club Bordeaux, will be signed today. Former United defender, Laurent Blanc, is surprised that the 20-year-old has attracted United’s attention though.

“I was surprised too, but it is an unexpected chance for him to play with one of the best clubs in the world,” Blanc said. “Manchester United have been tracking him for a long time. They certainly hope to advance him, something that Bordeaux and Lorient have failed to do. He has the potential, but he must overcome psychological and mental challenges so he can express his true value.”

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud had already revealed that the winger would join our club earlier this week. “There is a very strong likelihood that the deal will go ahead,” Triaud said. “Manchester United want to sign him and, for our part, we would be delighted to see Gabriel playing for such a prestigious club. We will make the official announcement when the time is right.”