Thursday, December 20, 2007

United to swoop for star duo?...

Reports in Germany have been claiming that United could be eyeing a raid on Bayern Munich with two big star names reportedly on Ferguson's wanted list. 30 year-old right-back Willie Sagnol has fallen out of favour with Ottmar Hitzfeld, the French defender picked up an injury back in April and has struggled to regain his place in the side, added to which Bayern could be about to sign a Brazilian defender in the January transfer window which could increase the pressure for places in the Bayern back-four.

The Reds have injury concerns over Gary Neville who of course remains United's first choice right-back when fit, but the England defender has struggled to recover from a dreadful series of injuries and there will be concern about this ability to make a full and long-term comeback. At 30 years of age Sagnol would be very much a short term buy, but Fergie could get three good seasons out of the veteran French defender so providing a deal could be done there could be something in the stories linking Sagnol to United.

Sagnol's team-mate Philipp Lahm is also being strongly linked to United, but Bayern would surely demand a huge transfer fee for the 24 year-old who scored the opening goal in the 2006 World Cup. Patrice Evra has cemented his place in the Reds starting eleven after ousting Gabriele Heinze. The Frenchman is according to reports looking to extend his contract with the Red Devils, which hopefully should not be too much of a problem with him putting in consistently top performances of late. Evra is without doubt the most improved player in the United squad this season. A move for Lahm seems unlikely given the likely fee. A more likely target could be Reading defender Nicky Shorey who has been linked over the last few weeks.

Meanwhile Jonny Evans finds himself at the centre of rape allegations after the players Christmas party at a central Manchester hotel went horribly wrong. Apparently the Daily Mirror has bought the story...

1 comment:

  1. I think Manchester United should go after Daniel Alves as a replacement for Gary Neville.

    Nice Blog and keep up the good work.



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