Manchester United obviously have cash to spend this January transfer window as they have been linked with several big name signings. The latest is a player with a wand of a left peg and pace to burn. He is Olympique Lyonnais’ Michel Bastos.
The Brazilian international is one of the stars of the French league who can play at left back or left wing. For his club he normally plays further forward but for country he is utilised as an attacking full back. He is a player with similar attributes to Patrice Evra actually, with his pace and strength and excellent technical ability.
At the age of 27, Bastos could be Ryan Giggs future successor down the left and may well unite a partnership with Evra as the Welsh legend has built over the last few years.
At a £20m asking price it is doubtful Manchester United will be put off as Bastos is one of the best left sided players in the game at present. He has been linked with several top European clubs of late including Real Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus so Sir Alex will face a tough battle in order to get the Lyon man’s signature.
Is he good enough to replace Ryan Giggs however? Can he and Evra form a partnership down the United left? Manchester United have him pinned as one of their main targets and it’s very rare that Fergie misses out on his man so United fans keep your eyes peeled.
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