Manchester United are set to test Everton’s resilience, by making a £20 million bid for England starlet Jack Rodwell.
Sir Alex Ferguson is in awe of the young talented midfielder and is eager to bolster up his central midfield after injuries to key midfielders have left him in a panic.
According to Caughtoffside Ferguson is set turn his attention to the promising Rodwell to help solve Manchester United’s so call ‘midfield crisis’.
The United boss has been linked with many household names of late with the likes of Luka Modric, Daniele De Rossi, Javi Martinez and Wesley Sneijder all in the frame. However the 69-year-old wants to keep faith in his recently implemented ‘buy young and/or buy British’ transfer policy and believes that Rodwell is the answer to turning United’s season around.
The England prodigy is a steely midfielder and holds many attributes that will suit United’s style. The 20-year-old midfield battler is most comfortable as a defensive midfielder and boasts skills that not too many others in his position can possess. He has the ability to combine the tactical discipline of a defensive minded player with the ability to pass and create of an offensive minded player.
Ferguson knows Everton hold many financial difficulties and believes that a £20 million offer would help lure the Southport born midfielder away from Merseyside. As well as being an avid Everton supporter he is product of their youth system. It would be difficult for the youngster to leave his boyhood club, but an opportunity like this doesn’t come knocking every day. Rodwell could be poised to follow previous Everton idol Rooney’s footsteps and leave Goodison Park for Old Trafford.
A move to a high profile club could have a humongous impact on his career. It would definitely give him a better chance of securing a place in Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad and to play alongside some of the best players in the world will do nothing but help him grow as a player.
In saying that, does Fergie need a player that will take time to develop or does he need a player that has the proven experience and class that will add something special to the team now? Rodwell is a bright and upcoming talent but he may not be United’s answer in this moment of time. United need someone that will bring a spark to the team and add some panache and creativity to the heart of the midfield like a Sneijder. If Fergie wants to show City they mean business, I don’t think a player like Rodwell will send shivers down Mancini’s spine.