David Moyes has been traveling a lot lately, taking in a lot of matches with the intent of scouting particular talent.
Today he traveled to Germany and has given legs to a pair of possible moves that would make sense in the fight to save Manchester United’s season.
On a trip to the Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich match today, Moyes was spotted with a key individual who could provide a clue into his desires.
The Manchester United boss was seen chatting with SportsTotal agent Sascha Breese.
Here’s why that’s important: SportsTotal represents a number of interesting individuals, including Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos and Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus, and according to Bild Breese is owner Volker Struth’s right-hand-man.
The most interesting of those is Kroos, who is out of a contract next summer and reports say his talks with Bayern on an extension have stalled.
The 24-year-old has featured in every one of Bayern’s Bundesliga matches thus far, of which the club is unbeaten, and he’s been essential in build-up play. Despite just a single goal and three assists to his name, Kroos has fashioned a 92% pass completion rate and completed 23-of-27 take-ons in his 17 Bundesliga matches this year.
With Juan Mata already in at Old Trafford for a reported £37 million ($61 million) transfer fee, it would be interesting to see exactly where Moyes would plan to fit Kroos in – something I’m sure he discussed with Breese.
The situation of the other intriguing name, Marco Reus, is a bit more clear. With Ashley Young struggling on the left wing and Moyes insisting on playing Adnan Januzaj in the middle rather than on the flank (where he is arguably much better), Reus could provide an option on the touchline.
The 24-year-old Dortmund winger is having an outstanding season at Westfalenstadion, scoring eight goals and assisting five more, while adding two goals and three assists in the Champions League.
With Dusseldorf – the site of the match Moyes took in today – just 60 miles down the road from Dortmund, it’s possible we could see the United boss at Westfalenstadion tomorrow when Borussia Dortmund play FC Augsburg. If so, it’s pretty clear who he’s watching.
Also represented by SportsTotal are Bayern’s Mario Gotze, Fulham left-back Sascha Riether, Schalke center-back Benedikt Höwedes, and Hoffenheim striker Eren Derdiyok among others.