I tweeted a couple of weeks ago that after all the talk of getting the ‘second best player in the world’ or ‘Spanish football’s brightest star’ I wouldn’t be surprised if United’s only signing this Summer was a left back from Merseyside, well unless United are in for Jose Enrique I could even be wrong about us getting that.
According to the latest reports there could be an impasse between Everton and United regarding Leighton Baines.
The Mirror notes:
United are unwilling to pay more than £12m for the defender who turns 29 in December and would have no great resale value.
New Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is adamant Everton do not want to sell and it is believed that Goodison chairman Bill Kenwright is only prepared to let him go for £18m.
Baines has not agitated for a move and sources close to the player say he is ready to accept a wage rise to extend a Goodison deal which has two years to run.
It may not be a popular opinion but personally I’d be quite happy if we didn’t sign Baines, as I still feel Patrice Evra is a better player and can do a job for us without costing a penny until Fabio comes through.
Do you agree? Do we need Baines? Feel free to comment, suggest and abuse below:
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