Manchester United flop David Moyes is interested in securing a short-term deal for Steven Gerrard before the MLS season kicks off, according to reports.
Information in the Daily Mail today alludes to the fact that representatives from Real Sociedad have broached the idea to Gerrard of a short-term loan spell in Spain before he starts playing for LA Galaxy. The former England captain will join the States-based giants at the culmination of this season, ending an association with Liverpool almost two decades long.
Gerrard loan move
However, with echoes of Manchester City’s move to snap up Frank Lampard at the beginning of this season, it’s now thought there are a number of clubs looking to take advantage of the fact that the MLS term won’t start until next January, with Gerrard himself eager to ensure he keeps playing before beginning his career with Galaxy.
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It’s said that Gerrard may well remain with Liverpool for another few months, but that he has no intention of playing against them, meaning that if an Anfield extension can’t be struck a move abroad is the most likely course of action.
With Moyes a keen admirer from his Everton days, Sociedad’s inclusion in the host of clubs interested in creating a deal is a foregone conclusion, though they’ll also have competition from Scottish giants Celtic.
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That’s of course providing that Moyes remains at Sociedad past the end of the season. The former Manchester United boss started off well but his side remain in a lowly 12th place in La Liga, and he could well seek other job opportunities come the summer.
If he doesn’t then solidifying his squad will be an obvious priority as he seeks to rebuild his reputation following the battering it received during his spell at Old Trafford. Attracting a player of Gerrard’s calibre would certainly be a step in the right direction, though whether or not his plan is to stay in Spain for the long-haul is up for contention.
As for Gerrard he remains good enough to continue playing at the highest level, even if he’s slowly losing importance within Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI at Liverpool. The talismanic 34-year-old could well do a job in La Liga if called upon and might just fancy getting a taste of Spanish football before he moves to America to finish his career.
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