Old Trafford side opt for youthful additions over continued pursuit of established ‘Marquee’ signings.
Man United boss David Moyes is ready to give up in his efforts to bring in Cesc Fabregas, having already failed with two bids for the Barcelona midfielder, and has instead set his sights on a trio of youthful talents he feels are more in keeping with his long term plans as Old Trafford boss.
CaughtOffside understands that following lengthy talks with the Man United board Moyes will forgo moves for ‘Marquee’ captures, with long running interest in Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo being seen as unlikely and prohibitively expensive, and the former Everton boss has instead received the backing to make significant offers for three of Europe’s most exciting talents.
Moyes will look to French Under 20 international Geoffrey Kondogbia to offer some much needed steel to the centre of his first team set-up, looking to the French youngster to resolve Man United’s lack of any effective out and out defensive midfield options.
Man United are ready to meet the Sevilla’s £19m valuation with the La Liga side seemingly happy to sell a number of their top talents with the likes of Jesus Navas, Roberto Soldado, Luis Alberto and Gary Medel having all already left the Andalusian side for Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Cardiff City respectively.
Kondogbia impressed in action in the Spanish top tier last term and then helped his side to win the French Under 20 World-Cup in Turkey.