It’s another night of Champions League action in the Football Transfer Tavern and the game most punters are focusing their attention on comes at Old Trafford as Manchester United take on Shakhtar Donetsk.
A win for David Moyes’ side would secure a safe passage into the knockout stages, which would come as somewhat of a relief following two successive home Premier League defeats.
While we are waiting for the action to kick off, there appears to be some commotion near the bar as a group of United supporters are seen taking enthusiastically at a mysterious figure.
Making my way through the crowd I can work out that it’s Jamie Jackson from The Guardian who has caused all the interest in the bar.
I move closer to hear him telling excited Red Devils that Manchester United have revived their interest in Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, and could move for him in January.
The 29-year-old Dutch international reportedly came close to penning a deal at Old Trafford two seasons ago, before a deal fell through over contractual issues much to the annoyance of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson. But United could reactivate their interest with the former Inter Milan midfielder available at a bargain £12 million when the transfer window opens next month.
While Moyes reiterated yesterday that he would not rush into signings, Jackson claims that the former Everton boss is under mounting pressure to deliver results and signing a player of the calibre of the World Cup finalist and Champions League winner could certainly send a statement of intent to their rivals.
Sneijder is contracted with Roberto Mancini’s club until 2016 but his recent change of agent and eagerness for top level before the Brazil World Cup could see him considering his options.
Would signing Wesley provide the answer for Moyes? Let us know your thoughts below.
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