Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Targets Cut-Price Deal For Starlet

By on December 13, 2011

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has identified Crystal Palace youngster Nathaniel Clyne as a solution to his right back problems.

Right back has become a troublesome position for Ferguson ever since Gary Neville retired, The plan was for Rafael da Silva to take over the mantle but after a promising start, the Brazilian has been plagued with injury problems.

This has left the United boss having to use Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to fill the void but Fergie is keen to add a recognised full back to his ranks and was alerted to the potential of Clyne during United’s recent Carling Cup tie with Palace. 

The 20-year-old put in an impressive display and Ferguson made an initial enquiry after the game only to find out several Premier League clubs are already interested, with the likes of Newcastle, Fulham and Everton monitoring the starlet. This has forced Ferguson in to making a quick decision and a swoop in January is now on the cards. 

Clyne would be available for a reduced fee this winter as his contract expires in the summer and Palace could cash in now instead of seeing him leave for nothing in 6 months. 

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One Comment

  1. John Tring

    December 15, 2011 at 3:51 am

    SAF should realize that even this guy in Champo is better than what he has now!!! The Da Silva twins are not good enough and alarmingly injury-prone. Evans is plain rubbish and buying a new right back would allow Jones and Smalling as centre backs. Ferdinand is getting slower and less reliable. This defensive issues are compounding the midfield crisis that is devoid of any real quality or creativity. Even ball-winning is absent. SAF should come off his high horse, swallow his false pride and get some quality in, here and now.

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