Sir Alex has a pretty good record when it comes to clever purchases of players who are not exactly household names, and apparently he is lining up another such bid for this West Brom man!
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly impressed by West Brom’s Dutch defender Gianni Zuiverloon
West Bromwich Albion spashed out £3.2million to take Dutch starlet Gianni Zuiverloon from Heerenveen this summer.
According to reports, Sir Alex Ferguson is a big admirer of the 21-year-old and will follow his progress at the Hawthorns before making a big-money bid should he impress in a Baggies shirt. (goal.com)
Dutch Under-21 international Zuiverloon is a right-back with a great deal of potential, and it’s easy to see why Sir Alex is sniffing around the Hawthorns with a view to a bid for the £9m-rated youngster. With Gary Neville nearing an end to a glittering career, there will be loads of players viewed as a possible replacement, but it is important to remember that Wes Brown has more than capably deputised in the right-back position. Unless he is moved over to a centre back role (which is apparently what he wants), a move that is unlikely to happen given the fantastic Rio and Nemanja partnership, Brown may well be the next to take Neville’s place on a regular basis.
Either way though, a move for the Baggies man would be a very clever move indeed, as he is one for the future and could well be a wise acquisition. Do Manchester United fans think that Wes Brown can effectively replace Gary Neville in the long run, or should Sir Alex buy someone to fill the role?