David Moyes is eager to embrace a new challenge in La Liga with Real Sociedad, but that does not mean that he has turned his back on British football.
Following successful spells in charge of Preston North End and Everton, and a forgettable stint at Manchester United, the Scot knows all about the quality available in the Premier League and Football League.
Having worked in that market for many years, he admits he would be foolish to ignore it in January 2015.
A few familiar faces would help him to make his mark in Spain, and his presence could help to tempt those considering a similar move to take the plunge.
Moyes has said: “If there’s one market I know best at the moment then it’s the British market.
“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. You never know. January is never a great time for transfers. It can be difficult. If they’re the right ones to add I’d be keen to bring them in.”
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While talking up loan moves, Moyes is being linked with a permanent raid on the Championship ranks for a prolific goalscorer.
Jordan Rhodes has plundered 161 goals over the course of a productive career, with 62 of those netted for Blackburn Rovers over the last two-and-a-half seasons.
He would not come cheap, having committed to a new contract through to 2019 last summer, but a big-money bid from Spain would test the resolve of those at Ewood Park and place Rhodes at an intriguing career crossroads.