United boss is a fan of German goal machine.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed his ‘long standing interest’ in Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling, according to German newspaper Bild.
The two sides meet in the Champions League on Wednesday night and the recently appointed United boss singled the 29-year-old out for praise, claiming that he had hoped to bring the player to the Premier League whilst he was in charge at Everton.
“In all my years at Everton, I had observed him repeatedly,” revealed the Scot, who had replaced his compatriot Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
But when asked whether he had actually planned on making a concrete offer for the striker he said: “Unfortunately there was not enough money.”
Kiessling was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season, bagging 25 goals 34 appearances, and he has continued that fine form this season by notching six in six across all competitions.
Moyes will get to meet Kiessling face to face for the first time this week, and he carried on by paying his respect to one of the German leagues most underrated stars.
“I have a lot of respect for him. Kiessling is a very good player, with his head as well as with his feet. ”