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Scouting for Moyes: Forget Gundogan and sign one of these super midfielders

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Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST

As Manchester United currently lie in 9th place on the Premier League table, David Moyes may need to lower his expectations in January, as Gundogan is unlikely going to want to take the step down. Let’s see some cheaper and realistic options available in the market.


It is unlikely Tottenham will let him go, even after the big money signings of midfielders Etienne Capoue and Paulinho, Sandro continues to be Spurs most important man in the middle. He can be deployed in defensive and attacking roles, making him one of the Premier League’s most versatile players, and can also pitch in with a few goals every season, his latest being a 25 yard thunderbolt against David Moyes’ men. It is unlikely he will want to leave, and even if he did, it probably wouldn’t be to United. As well as commanding a large transfer fee, it would be more likely to see him join the likes of Chelsea or Manchester City.

Sergi Roberto

The young Barcelona star is rumoured to be considering his options after finding chances hard to come by at Camp Nou, while United could also be interested in making a move for him.  A move to Old Trafford looks unlikely, but football is unpredictable and could happen. Often touted as theheir to Xavi, his intelligent movements and wonderful passing ability have seen him rise to prominence with Spain’s U21 squad and also be recognised as one of Europe’s brightest young midfield talents. Any potential move could be scuppered by interest from better clubs or a large transfer fee, and even at that, Martino could give him more of a chance and he may stay at Barcelona for many years to come.

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