A move not worth making.
Manchester United are to test Sevilla’s resolve by bidding for Luis Fabiano in the January transfer window, according to reports in the English press.
The People comments that manager Sir Alex Ferguson is an admirer of the Brazilian, who has the started the campaign in flying form for both club and country, and has decided to offer for the 28-year-old in January, despite him being ineligible for the Champions League.
Fabiano came close to a move to AC Milan earlier this year but the club could not agree a fee for the former Porto man, and much to the player’s disappointment, he remained in Andalusia.
According to the English tabloid, a source close to Fabiano said this about his future, “Luis Fabiano was unhappy with the failure of his move to AC Milan, and he has decided not to speak about his future until there is a concrete offer. He is concentrating on doing well with Sevilla, but it pleases him that big clubs are interested in him.”
Fabiano netted twice in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Real Zaragoza, adding to his double for Brazil against arch rivals Argentina in World Cup qualifying, and Ferguson sees him as the man to fire The Red Devils to their fourth Premier League title in a row. (Goal.com)
This move makes little sense to me and I can only hope that Sir Alex is not really going to put in a serious bid for the Sevilla striker. There is no doubting Luis Fabiano’s abilities on the field of play but he can also be one hell of a headache off the pitch and I do not see that we need to fork out big money for another goalscorer and would be better off only considering a swoop for a bit more extra cover up front, but not by investing in this big money buy.
28 year old Fabiano has had a good couple of seasons in La Liga and the £22m rated man has undoubtedly been in fine form for the Brazilian national team but considering we have a top notch strike partnership with Rooney and Berbatov continuing to grow well alongside each other, a move former Porto man would surely just destabilize things at the club as clearly he will not be happy merely waiting for his chance to play week in week out, and now that Rooney has shown, yet again, he needs to play in an out and out striking role I see no room for the Brazilian.