Ben Jefferson from The Express is in the Football Transfer Tavern with news that Manchester United are planning to spend in the January transfer window.
He indicates that Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno is the latest name on the Red Devils’ wishlist and he is mentioned as a possible replacement for Patrice Evra at United.
Spanish reports claim that the 21-year-old, who recently made his senior debut for the Spain national side, is on David Moyes’ radar as he looks a long-term successor for the French defender at Old Trafford.
Sevilla are determined to keep hold of their impressive young left back and president Jose Maria del Nido has already stated that he will not leave unless somebody meets his £25 million release clause.
Moyes had coach Phil Neville watching the defender last week as Moreno’s side were defeated 7-3 by a rampant Real Madrid but that hasn’t put off the former Everton boss in his pursuit.
The reports from Jefferson do suggest that United are likely to face competition from both Chelsea and Real Madrid for the youngster but that won’t put off any chase for the full back.
Not only are the Red Devils lining up a new left back but they will reportedly have funds to strengthen with the journalist linking the Old Trafford club with a host of players in January.
Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann and Porto pair Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi are on the wishlist while other left back options include Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao and Saint Etienne’s Faouzi Ghoulam.
Evra is expected to depart United in the summer when his contract expires and the club are already considering new alternatives with Moyes set to move again for Everton’s Leighton Baines in the New Year.
But at 28-year-old, doubts are cast in the tavern about the England international’s suitability as a long-term solution and that could see the club looking at other options including Moreno.
Manchester United fans. Who would be your ideal Evra replacement? Moreno? Baines? Coentrao? Let us know your thoughts below.
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