Reports in Germany suggest that Goodison Park left-back Leighton Baines has emerged as a serious target for Bayern Munich boss Louis Van Gaal.
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Reports in Germany have claimed that Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, are preparing an audacious bid for top Everton left back Leighton Baines. The Everton defender has however just signed a new deal to keep him at Goodison Park until at least 2015 meaning Munich will need to stump up a lot of cash to make Toffees boss David Moyes even think about it.
Baines is very good player in both attack and defence, and whilst Bayern have Philip Lahm, who can play on both sides, they are on the look out for a specialist in that left back position who is not prone to injuries.
Bayern are having a very poor start to the season and it is believed that manager Louis Van Gaal wants to bolster his defence next summer so not to have the same poor start as this season. Baines remains to be one of the Premiership’s best left backs although one cannot really see him joining the Bundesliga at this early stage in his career.
News that Bayern are looking for a left back will also push the rumour mill to the limit that maybe one of their current players will be heading in the other direction. With most players having been mentioned during the last few months one could take a pick of many.
Everton have also had a poor start to their season in the Premiership and are currently just above the drop zone, despite playing well they only just found that winning touch with last weeks 2-0 victory against Birmingham. (FootyLatest)
This would be a bit of a shock move if it were to go through, but it could make sense for both Bayern Munich and Leighton Baines.
Baines is a solid left-back who would be more than capable of doing a job at the German giants, whilst he could be persuaded by the lure of Champions League football and the chance to play for one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
That being said, Everton manager David Moyes would not let him leave without a fight. The Goodison Park boss will demand a huge transfer fee if Bayern’s reported interest is confirmed. Everton have made an unconvincing start to this season’s Premier League campaign, and cannot afford to lose any of their key players.