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CandH Exclusive: Moyes wants THREE positions filled

CandH Exclusive

David Moyes has made it clear the positions he wants filling in the summer window.

ClaretandHugh understands that he is looking at three areas – a striker, a central defender and Jesse Lingard as his main attacking midfielder!

Moyes is understood to have gone on his holidays but is hopeful that discussions about a permanent move for Lingard will be the first issue to be settled.

Manchester United have yet to make their position clear although – despite speculation that the Old Trafford club could be ready to offer him a new deal – the likelihood of him being sold is the bigger possibility.

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The manager is known to be keen on Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham but nothing can be taken for granted with the boss having a reputation for taking his time and studying all aspects.

That was the case when Said Benrahma and Josh King were in his sights for possible moves.

Moyes is also understood to want a central defender with Fabian Balbuena set to leave the club and looking for a possible reunion with Manuel Pellegrini at Real Betis.

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16 comments on “CandH Exclusive: Moyes wants THREE positions filled

  1. You have to question this as by all accounts we are in for Kral and even the tea lady knows that we need to strengthen there so I assume Moyes does to.

  2. I agree he needs those 3 positions filled , but I think we also need a back up LB, RB & CDM to cover Rice . This is not me with fan expectations, I’m simply saying we’re in Europe & need a team where we can confidently give players a rest , knowing they will do the job as a team. It will be a long season so need players that can cover and we can rest others . Let’s hope we can do some great deals . COYI ⚒

    • I’ve been saying for two years we need cover in midfield – frankly don’t get it but there we are

      • Do you think it could be worth a shot trying to convert Ben Johnson into a CM. He has the engine and good technical ability. He already has the defensive side of the game and from what i have seen isn’t to shabby going forward either.

  3. I think we are desperate for a top quality goalkeeper to push Fabianski or even take over.
    Also it’s plain to see that every top team attacks down our left, so IMO we need a strong pacey left back as well. Would happily offload Masuaku if poss.
    2 forwards and a CB.
    So that’s 5.
    If we want to progress again we need a much stronger squad and Fabianski, Cresswell, Antonio and Noble ain’t getting any younger unfortunately. Time and injuries will catch up.
    I would have thought he might like to trim a few, if we can get players off their ridiculous wages. Anderson, Yarmelenko,Reid and Fredericks spring to mind.
    Easy when you type it up, probably a nightmare in reality!

  4. Its pretty clear that we need a Striker, Centre Mid & Left Back. The injuries to Rice & Antonio cost us CL football. Moyes has had atleast 6 months to “take his time” identifying targets & we need to actually take a leaf out of Liverpool’s book & actually start getting our business done early rather than the usual scatter gun approach & last minute panic buys.

  5. Just hoping he takes his holiday abroad rather than picnicking in Lancashire and looking up mates around Walton! As for positions to fill, I agree those are the main ones for our next step in consolidating, though I think a LB is needed rather than a CB (though I’d like both). We could indeed add a couple more but on the budget he’s got, I think three top players would be a result. We certainly don’t need another winger.

  6. I’m getting more confused by the minute. We have allegedly £85m to spend but only 3 positions to fill. We like Abrahams but will only spend £25m. We want Lingard but will not pay more than £15m. That leaves £45m for a centre back?

    • Why confused? You are assuming £85m HAS to be spent. It’s possible we over estimated or that he doesn’t plan on spending it all. Won’t be much left after TA say £30m JL £20 and a central defender anyway

    • Nope, you are quoting figures to make your own point, Chelsea are saying £40m the club WANT to pay £25m not will, Lingard – United have said £30m who knows. Who knows how much a cd will cost. Our figures are based on what’s available. If they get what they want cheaper there ya go

  7. Depends which rumours you want to believe. Sam Johnstone apparently available for £16m, Firpo £14m, we definitely ain’t getting Lingard for less than £20m, that leaves us £35m for a striker. Again depends which rumour tickles your pickle but if we are “front runners 😂😂😂” for Patson Daka at £25m there’s a good purchase or Adam Armstrong £20m but I think we’d want a few mil off of that price tbh. If there are instalment options then we could get both strikers but still leaves us a CM short. If we can convince Manu to stay I think he did well in that position.

  8. Do you think Tarkowski might be an option again? Only has a year left on his contract so doubt they can ask for the silly sums quoted last year. Wouldn’t have thought they’d want to lose him on a free.

  9. Same people were calling for a left back last year and for us to get rid of Cresswell , but Cresswell had a brilliant season. Same people reckon we need a back up right back but we have fredericks and Johnson. These are not priority positions.

  10. We need to continue finding high quality a bargain basement prices. Two years ago were Soucek, Soufal or Dawson on anyone’s radar? In fact, our expensive players have generally been a bust.
    Recruiting 3 star players will hardly change the fact that we do not have the depth to compete in EPL and Europa simultaneously. 6 future stars, we might show well.

  11. Mr Moyes would be a mug to turn down Everton. They will have more money to spend on player’s than the hammers. Sorry West Ham but you stabbed the bloke in the back last time round. The board now have a team two years behind what Mr Moyes was planning.
    Good luck Mr Moyes and thank you for a great season. Bye bye

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