Old Trafford boss lines up Goodison Park midfielder.
Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing to make a significant offer for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell as the Old Trafford boss looks to bring in fresh youthful additions to his Man United squad. The Scot is said to be willing to offer around £22m for the young England international this month and will hope that having sold Irish international Darron Gibson to the Toffees that the Merseyside club may feel that they have an effective replacement for the talented midfielder.
Everton’s financial constraints have left Moyes unable to bring in the strength in depth the club need in order to mount a challenge for a European qualificiation spot, therefore a good offer for Rodwell may well be considered as the funds could well help bring in three or four new additions.
Ferguson has adopted a policy of bringing in top young talent from around the world to help construct a new generation of talent and having signed the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, David de Gea and Phil Jones over the past two years the Man United manager has set his sights on clinching a deal to sign long term target Rodwell.
There is an increased need for Man United to bring in midfield reinforcements due to injury concerns over Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley. Indeed Brazilian Anderson is also just returning from time out with a knee injury and Ferguson is looking to any new additions to conform to his long term transfer policy but also have the ability to make an impact immediately.
David Moyes will be loathed to lose Rodwell but may have little choice in the matter if Everton chairman Bill Kenwright opts to cash in on one of the club’s prized assets to help balance the books.