Manchester United Set Sights on £10m German International

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The Rumour

With Gary Neville looking like injury may have got the better of him (and perhaps Wes Brown too) and John O’Shea remaining a better bet as back-up across the defence, United may feel a little too reliant on the teenage Rafael da Silva. While hugely promising, the youngster perhaps still lacks the physical presence for a whole season. An experienced candidate could therefore be Philip Lahm, currently at Bayern Munich. Capable on both flanks, the German international may be available for around £10m.

The Source: (The Independent)

The Analysis

Right now it appears that Man United have at least two very talented international level players for each position in their team but you can never have enough is clearly the mantra of Sir Alex Ferguson as he gets set to do battle for a potential successive Champions League trophy.

25 year old Lahm is an excellent wing back who is equally adept at going forward as he is dealing with the opposition attacks and it has been reported that he may well be about to call time on the club he has has been at since he was 11 (albeit including a two year spell on loan at Vfb Stuttgart). Bayern Munich have had a tough season and Jurgen Klinsmann lost his job at the helm after the club were brushed aside with ease by Barcelona in the Champions League and lost their Bundesliga crown to Wolfsburg.

The German international will be looking to secure a move to a side he believes can offer him a way back to his best and he may well see that as a dream that would be best realised outside his native league.

The Likelihood

Lahm to Man United: Could well happen.

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