With Patrick Evra approaching 30 and Fabio not really setting the world alight when given the opportunity, it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a left back for the future and his search seems to have taken him to another Fabio…
The 22-year old Portuguese international has had an incredible 12-18 months from being a reserve left winger loaned out to the Spanish Spainish Division, albeit with Zaragoza, to Benfica and Portugal’s starting left-back. He also played in every game of the country’s World Cup Campaign to boot.
Is impressive rise has alerted Manchester United, to the fact he might only be Evra’s long-term replacement but might do enough to displace the Frenchman now.
However, as his form has catapulted, his value has too and the guy that you could probably have acquired for around £2m at the start of 2009-10 is now worth around £10m.
So, does Fergie feel he needs to be paying an eight-figure sum for a position they already have Patrick Evra in? Or will this be a signing purely to placate Rooney’s want for ‘ambition’ in the transfer market?
I’ll be honest, as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, I can’t see Glazer being able to give them that much to spend!
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