Old Trafford boss to make move for Premier League youngster.
Sir Alex Ferguson will launch a £20m January bid for Everton youngster Jack Rodwell as the Man United boss looks to stabilize a midfield crisis that has seen three of his main first team options sidelined with injuries.
Rodwell was already a long term Ferguson target but the Scot will now move to snap up the England international when the transfer window re-opens next month. Man United have been dealt a series of injury blows that have left the Premier League champions having to consider the urgent signing of additions after the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Darren Fletcher left the club with threadbare central midfield options.
Ferguson will hope that Everton’s average form and their obvious financial difficulties will help to lure the 20 year old Southport midfielder away from Goodison Park. Even though the Toffees man is tied up to a long term contract, the offer of £20m for the youngster may well be just too good to turn down for the Merseyside outfit who were the only Premier League side to not spend a single penny on new signings over the summer.
David Moyes will be loathed to lose another of his top talents but may feel that such a cash injection could release funds to bring in 2 or 3 new players and help push Everton back up the table to their familiar place among the top eight.
Rodwell is in his fourth season as a Everton regular and is now in the senior England set-up and the midfield battler may feel that a high profile move in January could help him in his pursuit of a spot in Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad.
Sir Alex Ferguson has brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, David de Gea and Phil Jones as he looks to build for the future and a move to sign Jack Rodwell would help greatly in that endeavour. Man United do not possess a true out and out defensive midfielder at present and the Everton man would appear to be the perfect fit for the role.