David Moyes has already had two bids for Everton’s Leighton Baines rebuffed, but, according to Goal.com, he is preparing to make another bid for the left-back in January.
Moyes bought Baines from Wigan to Everton in 2007 and the Scot has long been an admirer of Baines’ abilities. With Patrice Evra hitting 32 recently, Moyes is obviously looking to replace the Frenchman, who has been struggling to replicate his best form lately.
Baines’ attacking qualities would certainly be a welcome addition at Old Trafford as United will look to strengthen their squad in January.
Baines, 28, is currently under contract with Everton until 2015 but iss reportedly not keen to sign a new contract whilst United remain actively interested in securing his services, even though Everton are reportedly ready to almost double his wages to around £75,000 a week.
Baines was one of the standout performers of the Premier League last season, scoring seven goals in all competitions. He specialises in free-kicks, both direct and in-direct. He has already opened his account for this season, scoring two excellent free-kicks against West Ham two weeks ago.
At 28, Baines is undoubtedly in his prime and United would definitely benefit from such a steady defensive talent with such explosive pace and immense attacking flair. This is a vital year for Baines as he is pushing for a spot in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Brazil next year.
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