Alexander Buttner completes medical as Manchester United move nears completion

Alexander Buttner has completed his medical ahead of sealing his £3.9million switch to Manchester United from Vitesse Arnhem.

The 23-year-old Dutchman left-back arrived at Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester at Monday lunchtime.

Unless there are any major hiccups, he will now sign a five-year contract with the Barclays Premier League giants.

Buttner has been regularly linked with a move to England this summer and had looked poised to join Southampton with Vitesse announcing in July they had agreed a deal with the Barclays Premier League newcomers, but that switch fell through.

Buttner, who can also operate at right-back, came through the youth system at Vitesse.

The Doetinchem-born player made 107 appearances for the Dutch club and had been named in Holland's provisional 36-man squad for Euro 2012, although did not eventually go to the finals.