By Mark Finlay
Manchester United has so far not signed a big name player this season having lost out on Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich, and having seen huge sums of money being spent by Paris Saint-Germain on Edinson Cavani and Monaco spending big on Radamel Falcao.
United have made an offer of £25.9 million for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, but it does not look like enough to tempt the former Arsenal player to Old Trafford.
“I think PSG and Monaco have changed the way it’s looked [at],” Moyes is quoted as saying by The Times.
“But I certainly think if you’re a player and you look out of the window and see Old Trafford – if you’ve really got any ambitions about being a footballer, and you’re a top end one – then I think you’ll want to play for Manchester United.”
Moyes continued: “When I got the job, I was made aware of what could possibly be done to improve things, and signing a midfield player was one that we thought we could possibly add to the squad. At the moment that’s probably our priority – to try and add a player in that position.”
Hence the bid for Barcelona’s Fabregas who I do not think if they even made a larger offer would leave the Nou Camp at the moment following the news of his coach being ill.
Moyes might very well have to go for his former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, but I have a sneaking suspicion that a gentleman’s agreement exists between Moyes and Everton Chairman Kenwright in which Moyes will not poach his old club for players time will tell if I am right on this or not.