According to a report in today’s Sun newspaper United have agreed a deal with Everton over midfielder Jack Rodwell.
The Sun reports:
“Alex Ferguson has reached an agreement in principle to sign Everton whizkid Jack Rodwell for £25million.
“As revealed in SunSport, Manchester United made a move to land the Goodison midfielder in January.
“But the Merseysiders asked them to come back in the summer as he was so vital to them for the rest of the season.
“They also told United their initial £15m offer was nowhere near enough.”
With United’s midfield being something of a problem area this season many Reds would welcome the arrival of Rodwell. Despite Michael Carrick signing a new long-term deal, United have been linked to both Jack Rodwell and Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson for some time now.
Rodwell has allegedly been an Old Trafford target for over a year and many – including the Sun- have speculated that he was the player Sir Alex was referring to when he said United had made a bid for someone in the January transfer window which was rejected.
Rodwell’s one of the hottest English prospects there is and has only recently turned 20, so would only improve and could be the perfect answer to United’s midfield problem.
While the Sun newspaper is hardly the last bastion of journalistic integrity, I’m hoping that they’ve got this one spot on as Rodwell is a player who could fit in well at old Trafford.