Manchester United have completed the signing of Bordeaux’s Gabriel Obertan.
The 20-year-old has signed a four-year contract after an undisclosed transfer was agreed for his services.
Obertan becomes Sir Alex Ferguson’s third signing of the summer following the recent additions of Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia.
Ferguson revealed that United have been tracking Obertan for some time and that he is delighted to bring the player to Old Trafford
“Gabriel is a player we have tracked for a few years now, but because of his educational programme our efforts to get him here have always been delayed,” he told the club’s official website.
“We are delighted to get him now as he is an exciting prospect. We like to get young players and develop them, and we will see that in Gabriel over the next two years.”
Obertan, meanwhile, has expressed his delight at joining the Premier League champions.
“I am very happy to join Manchester United,” he told us. “This is a big opportunity for me to play at such a great club. I am very excited to be here and I look forward to proving what I can do.”