Spurs join the race for Everton fullback…
Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race for Everton and England fullback Leighton Baines’ signature, reports the Mirror.
The 27-year-old has started this season where he left the last, and has assisted two goals already, as well as creating a host of chances for his teammates. Everton lost their first match of the season against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday, but have started promisingly under new boss Roberto Martinez.
United see Baines as a long term replacement for French left-back Patrice Evra, who has been at the club since 2006, and established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League. At 32-years-old however, Scottish boss David Moyes is eager to line up a top class alternative, and sees Baines, who he managed at Everton, as the perfect target.
Spurs currently play young Englishman Danny Rose at left-back, but after loaning Benoit Assou-Ekotto to Championship side QPR, the north London club are keen to strengthen the fullback position.
Baines would add dynamism and creativity to both Tottenham and Manchester United, but Everton will be determined to keep hold of their key player after selling Marouane Fellaini to the Old Trafford club in the summer.