David Moyes will ambitiously target yet another Barcelona superstar.
For the third time since arriving as Manchester United boss, David Moyes will try and sign a Spanish midfielder from Barcelona, reports The Daily Mail.
The Scottish boss is targeting the brilliant Andres Iniesta, after failing to complete deals for either Thiago (who joined Bayern Munich instead) or Cesc Fabregas in the summer.
It seems impossible that a deal for one of football’s true greats could be pulled off. In 2010, Iniesta scored the winning goal in the World Cup final, either side of two European Championship victories with Spain. With Barcelona, he’s been an integral part of the all-conquering outfit for the past decade.
Iniesta is, and has been for the past five years, one of the world’s two or three best midfielders. He’s technical skill is unrivalled, and his dribbling through the centre, and ability to play intricate through-balls would completely transform Moyes’ side.
But there are murmurings though that Iniesta is quietly becoming disgruntled at the Nou Camp. Physio Emili Ricart was sacked before the start of the season, which reportedly greatly upset Iniesta, as Ricart had helped him through various rehab programmes in the past.
Secondly, Iniesta is annoyed about his playing time under new boss Gerardo Martino. He’s only completed the 90 minutes in two of his past 10 matches, which would have been practically unheard of under Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.
But Barcelona are in no position to sell, and will no doubt be able to persuade their club legend to end his career with his boyhood club. Barcelona are still a better side than United, and Moyes will almost definitely be left frustrated once again in his pursuit of a ball-playing midfielder.