The Everton Left Back Could Be On His Way To Old Trafford David Moyes pursuit of Leighton Baines could finally reach an end in January with the Sunday Express reporting that the United boss is set to launch a £15 million bid in January that could be enough to tempt the Toffees.
Baines will be 29 years old by the time the January transfer window comes around and with Everton always somewhat pressed for cash, there’s every chance a bid of such a size would be enough to tempt them. Patrice Evra is obviously nearing the end of his career and despite suggestions he wanted to move at the end of the season, he’s been quick to say it’s a misunderstanding and he’s happy to stay.
The most confusing aspect of United’s pursuit of Baines is that at 29, he hardly represents a much longer term option and could in fact be something of a step down from Evra, who has lots of Champions League experience, is a popular figure in the dressing room and one of the club’s greatest ever full backs.
Moyes has already had is fingers burnt somewhat with the signing of Marouane Fellaini after he ended up paying more than the Belgian’s buy-out clause due to leaving it till the last minute. Returning to his old club to spend a lot of money on a player who may not improve the starting XI is a gamble by the new manager. Baines is a decent defender going forward but can be found wanting in defence at times, even more so than his French counterpart.
Watch this space……
Do United need Baines? Feel free to share your thoughts below:
at times you consider the quality that will be added to the team and forget about the age, we signed rvp has a 29 year old and look at his addition to the team today
he will be a gud signing
We realy need baines a lot and shaw
R V P was good last season,wot abt this season,he is no longer the player I saw last season,,man utd dnt need baines,evra is trying this season,man utd need a long term replacement 4 evra not just someone that will only play for 2 or 3 seasons
Quite alright baines will be a massive addition to the team despite presence of Patrice,to me they can all play together ,since baines is good in attacking…#manutd
We nid players simple bt more of germans in dat midfield
Evra is a better player than Baines and isn’t much older. Forget Baines. Get two others (preferably youngsters already with MUFC) to get ready when the need for change arises.