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A Review of Manchester United transfer targets: Midfielders part II

Sid Thursday, April 21, 2011

Continued from Part 1

Wesley Sneijder:
Sneijder is the kind of big name almost every United fan would love to see arrive at the club, already having won the Champions league last year with Inter, there are rumors doing rounds that he is unsettled in  Milan and is pushing for a move to United. Whether these rumors are true or not, but the minute possibility that Sneijder will move to United excites me.

I don’t think there is much need to list his attributes; Sneijder is probably one of the few players we can get who will come close to Scholesy in terms of passing and creativity. Having him in the midfield is a boon for any team, and I really hope we go for Sneijder, no matter what the cost, if he is available.

Danielle De Rossi:
The Roma midfielder is one of the most underrated midfielders around, easily among the best in the world; he is one who can match Scholesy in his passing skills. An ideal deep lying playmaker, De Rossi is competent in defending too, and loves to sit in front of the defense and spray passes around the pitch (remind you of anyone?).

Rossi is rumored to be unhappy with the situation at Rome presently and is yet to sign a new contract. So if he does decide to move on from Roma, he’s unlikely to move to another club in Italy being a lifelong Roma player and fan. So Old Trafford is a possible destination for the Italian playmaker and he would certainly make a world class addition to our midfield.

Luka Modric:
The Croatian has been a revelation since his move to Tottenham, dispelling any notions about his physique not being up to the mark for the Premiership. The diminutive midfielder has been pivotal in spurs challenge for a Champions league place this season and the also the form that got them to the quarter finals of the Champions league.

Harry Redknapp has clearly stated that he has no intention of letting Modric move, so if Sir Alex would want to go for him desperately then he’s sure to cost a lot, probably more than Rossi and Sneijder put together. Modric does offer the experience of 2 seasons in the premiership, where he has excelled against the best in the league.

Nuri Sahin:
He hasn’t been linked much to the club, but he’s a player who’d be a brilliant addition to the squad. The 22 year old has been sensational at Dortmund, and is sure to have a future at a bigger club. He would be a great addition to our squad, offering variety and energy to the midfield.

Sahin is typically a box to box midfielder; he’s capable in both attack and in defending. Though the attacking side of his game is certainly the stronger point of his game; He’s also a good passer of the ball, and has good movement off the ball. He’s a quite a bargain at his current price of around $9 million, which is his release clause. But Dortmund are said to be in the process of extending his deal and increasing the value of his release clause. Maybe we can swoop in for him before it’s too late?

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