Everton supporters could have never foreseen the rise to stardom as enjoyed by Shkodran Mustafi with the one-time Toffee having never really been given regular opportunities in his time at Goodison Park.
Now rated as one of the very best centre backs in La Liga with Valencia, the now senior German international has been linked with a £22 million January switch to Manchester United.
Described as making a major effort to land his services in January, we all know that Louis van Gaal added no defensive additions to his squad in the summer bar Matteo Darmian and despite Chris Smalling’s rapid improvement, you still feel as if United would benefit from another top class addition at centre back.
The days of the Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand partnership need emulating and adding another tough tackler such as Mustafi in addition to Smalling would certainly be an improvement on the half solution which is Daley Blind right now.
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