Manchester United player's agent confirms he is negotiating for a move

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Alexander Buttner could be heading for a Manchester United exit.

Manchester United's efforts to sign Leighton Baines have unsurprisingly led to questions regarding the club's current left-backs.

Patrice Evra, normally a particularly vocal player, has so far kept his thoughts private - and importantly began the season in terrific form as he set about convincing new manager David Moyes that he did not need to be replaced.

Less certain is Dutchman Alexander Buttner, who signed just last summer, but only made five Premier League appearances despite netting an excellent goal on his debut against Wigan Athletic.

He has been the subject of enquiries from clubs overseas, and on Wednesday his agent confirmed he is in talks with Besiktas, but not Benfica as had also been previously suggested.

Aleksander Bursac, agent, told Portuguese radio station Radio Renascença: "Official interest of the Turkish club was delivered last weekend. There was a possibility with Benfica, but it is an old thing. The Portuguese club has decided to confirm their current players in that role. We are negotiating with Besiktas."

However it would appear that Buttner's Old Trafford adventure would not be over just yet. Besiktas are said to desire a season long loan for the left-back.

It could work out well for Buttner, who would at least get the chance to play regularly in a competitive European league, and show his worth and gain experience, while United still have Fabio da Silva as cover in the position.

From Besiktas' perspective, they probably feel United 'owe them one', after the failed venture which sent Bebe over to them two seasons ago.

United fans, how do you feel about Buttner being loaned for a year? Would it be a good move?

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