Real Sociedad’s Moyes looking to British market for loan players in January; compares Januzaj to Cruyff


His Spanish managerial star still shining from Sunday’s upset of Barcelona, Real Sociedad boss David Moyes is hoping to strengthen his club during January’s transfer window.

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While Moyes knows he’s up against it considering the relative inaction of the January period, the 51-year-old Scot is looking to his former country of employ for reinforcements, likely on loan.

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Sociedad is in La Liga’s 13th place, four points above the last relegation slot, but just two points out of ninth place in a jam-packed table.

From Sky Sports:

“If there’s one market I know best at the moment then it’s the British market,” the former Everton manager told Sky Sports. “That’s not to say the only players we would look to bring in would be from the UK. We’ve got our own scouting network working in Spain and abroad.

“I’d like to add one or two to the squad, but on loan if it can be done. I’ve got one or two in mind and maybe some from back home who would like the opportunity to come and play in Spain.

So who might fit the bill? Adnan Januzaj has been widely tipped for a move away from Old Trafford and, considering Moyes compared his former Manchester United charge to Johan Cruyff, we can assume Moyes wouldn’t mind the 19-year-old’s presence at Sociedad.

Januzaj, though, is expected to be in high demand for loan work, with suitors like Paris Saint-Germain.