There were some rather worried faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern when news of Sami Khedira’s injury filtered through. Now talkSPORT report that it was not just our punters who are left with a headache.
Both Jose Mourinho and David Moyes have been left with a massive January problem now. The midfielder had been a top target for both of the managers and his ability to play as a box to box midfielder is something both Chelsea and Manchester United are currently lacking.
Khedira will now face a spell of around six months on the side lines, effectively putting an end to any hopes of a winter move.
Now both managers will have to look elsewhere – and will have to do it quickly. Whilst the injury is a blow for Real Madrid, it is the Premier League clubs who are panicking the most.
Manchester United are well back in the title race and one of the key men Moyes had marked to buy in the winter and take their season to the next level is now unavailable.
As one of our punters notes, both clubs could well come back in the summer for the star – who could even miss the World Cup. That of course means that both Mourinho and Moyes have to think long and hard about who – if anyone – they will bring in this winter.
Spending big money on a stop gap player is something both managers will want to avoid. Our landlord notes that Chelsea can afford to wait until the summer, but United will have to find an alternative. Leading to the question of exactly who that will be.
What will the two giants do now? Let us know your thoughts below.
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