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Why Manchester United should target Sidney Sam

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Sidney Sam of Germany in action during the international friendly match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 19, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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There’s something about German midfielders being linked to Manchester United, that seems to fit the bill. It almost doesn’t matter which one you name, there seems to be some validity to the argument almost any could do a job.

?lkay Gündo?an, either of the Bender brothers, Marco Reus they all seem reasonable suggestions for a side crying out for strengthening in the midfield department. One player who hasn’t been mentioned too often, well at least not at the time of writing, is Sidney Sam, the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder who missed the 5-0 demolition United handed to his side, due to injury- who knows maybe he could’ve made it 6-5 to the home team.

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Sam is an attacking midfielder who’s been extremely effective this season, so much so that it would seem only a matter of time before Leverkusen have to either fend off bids, or allow him to leave. One of Sam’s biggest attributes is the amount of chances he creates, something that’s sorely lacking at United at times.

Sam Chances CreatedIt’s no secret that part of the reason United have struggled at Old Trafford is due to a lack of goals, particularly from open play. Well Sam certainly knows how to find the net, with seven goals to his name already this season- more than United’s entire midfield has managed.
Sam Goals 2013/14

As if goals and chances wasn’t enough to convince Moyes that Sam could be the answer for his creative midfield problems, there’s also the German’s willingness to get forward that should be taken into consideration. Sam may not have a perfect record when it comes to taking opponents on, but it’s a far sight better than some of the current crop at United.

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Sam may be injured at the minute- although he should be back in action very soon- but if anything that simply highlights how effective he’s been for Leverkusen. In the four Bundesliga games that Sam has missed Leverkusen have lost two of them- the same amount they’d lost for the rest of the season.

Sam may not be the first name on everyone’s mind when it comes to United targets, but at 25 he’s certainly young enough to have some re-sale value which may just influence the money conscious Glazer family into allowing Moyes to take a chance on him.


Edited by Staff Editor

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