Manchester Signings Arrive
David Moyes' four new signings have finally arrived at Old Trafford today, following the opening of the transfer window. Moyes had announced two of the signings a long time ago, just missing out on signing them in the Summer transfer window. With the fees already paid, and contracts agreed, Moyes simply had to wait until 1st January 2013 to get his new signings to Manchester. However, who were the two not announced before.
is the big name coming to Old Trafford, from Moyes' former club Everton. The capturing of Baines was announcing during September, and Leighton have left United fans frothing for some action from the left back. When Moyes announced the signing (news can be found here
) fans were delighted, and his current performances at Everton have shown that.
This season Baines played for the Toffees 19 times, scoring 3 times, assisting 3 times, becoming man of the match once and receiving an average rating of 7.01. Leighton will go straight into the starting XI, after the sale of vice-captain Patrice Evra to Milan, and with Alexander Buttner still out injured for a few weeks still. Baines is currently valued at £14.25 million.
, the Wolfsburg youngster, was announced as a future Red Devil just after the window shut, at the start of September. Fans were unsure, but trusted Moyes, and felt the price he paid could lead to a great signing in the future (news can be found here
Even at the age of just 16, Julian manage to start twice for Wolfsburg this season, coming off the bench. However, only playing 42 games combined meant Brandt is yet to score in a professional game. Brandt recieved an average rating of 6.50. It is expected Brandt will either play in the Under-18 squad, or possibly reserves, but sources say many teams are preparing a loan bid for the German, currently valued at £475 thousand.
However, there are another two, still not announced. Who are they? The remaining signings will be announced soon.