Reports began to circulate yesterday claiming Manchester United had made an undisclosed bid for Roma play-maker Miralem Pjanic.
Bosnian journalist Mirza Dautbegovic took to Twitter to claim that David Moyes’s side had made a bid for the 23-year-old. And while there was nothing to substantiate the claims, United fans began to wonder if the current Premier League champions were finally set to sign a much-needed creative spark.
Well those hopes can be tempered somewhat, following the latest quotes from Roma coach Rudi Garcia.
Speaking at his post-match press conference prior to Roma’s match against Sampdoria, the Frenchman was asked how his team would change following the signing of Radja Nainggolan and if Pjanic could leave.
In reply he is reported to have said, “I don’t talk about the market. But I can talk about Nainggolan who is a Roma player.
“Pjanic? Nothing changes.”
So that appears to be that. Nothing changes…at least for now.
In truth United are unlikely to sign anyone of significant quality this month. As much as their fans will be dreading the fact, they will have to wait until the summer to see the significant changes United require.
While the Pjanic situation may not have changed, the United one has to; only it may have to do so with little more than the players currently at Moyes’ disposal.
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