David Moyes has admitted his interest in reuniting with Manchester United duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.
David Moyes with Adnan Januzaj
New Sunderland manager David Moyes has told Football 365 that he wants to bring Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj to the Stadium of Light.
Moyes was appointed as the new Sunderland manager last month when Sam Allardyce left to take the England job, and the Scot arrives with Sunderland struggling in the transfer market.
David Moyes offers advice to Marouane Fellaini
With no new arrivals so far, Sunderland are the only Premier League team yet to make a new signing, and with less than two weeks to go until the start of the new season, Moyes needs to make some swift moves in the transfer market.
Two names suggested as possible signings are Manchester United duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj, after Moyes worked with them at Old Trafford.
David Moyes talks to Adnan Januzaj
Neither player looks set to have a big role at United under new manager Jose Mourinho this season, and the prospect of reuniting with Moyes at Sunderland has been mentioned.
Now, Moyes has been asked about the situation - and admitted that he is interested in working with both players again at the Stadium of Light.
As quoted by Football 365, Moyes labelled both players 'excellent' and confirmed his interest in the duo, but acknowledged that many other clubs will be looking to sign them too.
David Moyes (L) and Marouane Fellaini at Everton
"If any of those good players want to join me I’d be happy to have them," said Moyes. "They’re excellent players. We’re interested but I’m sure there’s a load of other clubs that are as well. We’re interested in lots of good players. You have to have a realistic view. There’ll be some players we can attract just now and some players we can’t."
"We’ll try and get the ones we can and the ones who want to come here and start on the new journey we’re on. We have offers in for people already and we’re working hard. I’ve been really impressed by the new chief executive (Martin Bain)," he added.
Januzaj would offer Sunderland natural with on the left hand side or a threat to cut in from the right, and clearly has potential, but just needs to play first-team football - and having thrived under Moyes, a reunion may be appealing.
Meanwhile, Fellaini would give Sunderland a direct out let if played off a frontman such as Jermain Defoe. The Belgian international worked with Moyes at Everton and Manchester United, meaning a third spell together could be on the cards if the new Sunderland boss gets his wish.
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