Old Trafford boss targeting midfield additions.
The Manchester Evening News today reports that Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is running the rule on a trio of midfield targets he has earmarked moves for as he looks to freshen up his Old Trafford squad in the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s lengthy search for fresh midfield talent has apparently led the Scot to the Bernabeu and a renewed effort to land long term target Luka Modric.
The Old Trafford boss was strongly linked with interest in the Croatian international, running Real Madrid close for the attentions of the Tottenham midfielder last summer, and now with the schemer struggling to secure regular first team football at the Bernabeu the Man United manager is readying a summer move for the 27 year old.
Modric was rather unkindly voted as the worst signing of La Liga in 2012 by Spanish newspaper Marca and the talented playmaker may well be considering his options having failed to unseat Mesut Ozil to land the attacking midfield slot in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.
Real Madrid paid Tottenham £33m to land Modric in the summer but have thus far handed Modric 13 starts from the club’s 29 games in all competitions this season.
Perhaps Modric is seen as a long term replacement for Luka Modric or seen as a creative talent who can help add balance to a rather brittle midfield.