Everton manager David Moyes has reportedly told Toffees management he is willing to leave the club if they can’t make it financially stable enough to keep the top players, giving Manchester United hope that young midfielder Jack Rodwell is close to being let go by the club, according to Sky Sports.
Moyes has been unwilling to discuss the possible sale of the 20 year old to Manchester United, telling reporters last month: “I am reluctant to sell Rodwell because I’m trying to build a football team, not dismantle one.
“I just couldn’t imagine Liverpool really wanting to sell one of their own, Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher, too easily,” he said.
But with the announcement of a £45 million debt at Everton, selling big name players like Rodwell looks set to become a necessity, and Manchester United will be happy to open up their chequebook for the wonderkid.
Sky Sports has rated Rodwell at £20 million, and with the promise of Champions League experience and Manchester United’s ability to compete for trophies, Rodwell and the Everton owner looks hard pressed to turn down an offer that Sir Alex Ferguson might make him.
This will no doubt anger David Moyes, despite Rodwell’s sale cutting Everton’s debt nearly in half. With young players like Rodwell, Moyes will feel he is not being given the resources to build a club with a long term plan.