The Manchester United manager is set for a huge transfer window come the summer, and the rumours are coming thick and fast already. According to Caught Offside, Moyes is set for a double-raid of Tottenham Hotspur, and he’ll try to persuade Belgian pair Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen to make the switch to Old Trafford.
Wit Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both leaving in the summer, Jan Vertonghen would be an excellent replacement for either. The 26-year old has been a mainstay in the Spurs back-line when fit, and its an added bonus that he already has Premier League experience. The Belgian can also play left-back, making his versatility another good reason for Moyes to put a bid in.
Mousa Dembele would also improve our starting XI dramatically. The midfielder can play in various positions, including central-midfield and attacking midfield. He cost Spurs £15million in 2012 as he made the move from Fulham, and at the time I’d hoped United would’ve mad a bid for him. He’ll cost considerably more now, but Moyes must pull out all the stops to attract big names to the club.
My only concern is that if Tottenham Hotspur finish in the top four which is now a real possibility. They only sit three points behind Liverpool in the hunt for Champions League football, and somehow they are suddenly eight points clear of Manchester United.
Both would be excellent signings, and would probably cost a combined £40m but they’d both definitely be worth it as the Premier League experience is vital meaning they could come straight into the see playing on top of their game.