There was a massive sigh of relief in the Football Transfer Tavern yesterday evening as Manchester United secured a very welcome away victory at Sunderland.
The boost the Red Devils were handed by Adnan Januzaj’s marvellous second half double has been intensified by the latest transfer rumours from the Sunday papers.
Rob Draper from Mail Online reports that United will now offer Everton £15 million plus winger Antonio Valencia as they try to lure Leighton Baines to Old Trafford in January.
Punters agree that signing Baines is something of a necessity at Old Trafford as French full back Patrice Evra continues his poor start to the season while his understudy, Alexander Buttner, is considered not good enough to feature regularly in the Premier League.
Moyes was able to bring in Marouane Fellaini from Goodison Park on deadline day but he failed to secured the England international who has started the new campaign in rather impressive style for the Toffees.
But with reports emerging that the 28-year-old is stalling on a possible new contract, the former Everton boss is eager to try his hand again with Real Madrid left back Fabio Coentrao again providing the alternative as he did during the summer transfer window.
By including the ex-Wigan Athletic winger as part of the deal, Moyes hopes that Roberto Martinez who worked with Valencia at the DW Stadium, will now be more receptive to a possible transfer for his star defender.
Do United need a new left back and does Baines fit the bill? Would you part with Valencia? Let us know your thoughts below.
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