Old Trafford boss eyes up young Reebok Stadium battler.
Manchester United boss is monitoring the progress of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba and could be lining up a move for the former Arsenal man in the very near future. The 22 year old has had two consistent seasons at the Reebok Stadium following his move from the Birmingham City in June 2008 and is fast becoming one of the most talented youngsters in the Premier League.
Having appeared 25 times for the England Under 21 side Muamba is closing in on a full international call up such are his impressive performances for Bolton. The defensive midfielder was handed a new four year contract earlier in the month, a sign that Owen Coyle is indeed worried that interest in the Zaire born battler could result in a bid for the £9m player could unsettle one of his prized assets.
The powerfully built midfielder failed to break through at the Emirates but has managed to prove his worth, first at St Andrews’ and now at Bolton and if a bid does indeed come in for his services it will be hard for the Trotters to keep the player from leaving, especially if such interest comes from the likes of Man United.
Ferguson is looking to bring more fresh faces to Old Trafford and is also hoping to beef up his defensive midfield options after seeing Owen Hargreaves career stutter to a halt. A move for Muamba would be a great investment for the future and signing such a talent would help build a new generation of talent at the club.