David Moyes Reportedly Watches Chesterfield Midfielder Tendayi Darikwa
Manchester United manager David Moyes was at Fleetwood Town's Highbury Stadium this weekend, reportedly on a personal scouting mission to examine Chesterfield midfielder Tendayi Darikwa.
Scott wrote on Monday morning:
While Fleetwood’s Antoni Sarcevic has caught the eye of several scouts, it is thought Moyes was particularly interested in seeing Chesterfield’s Tendayi Darikwa. The right-sided midfielder, who can also play at right-back, produced a performance that added to his glowing and growing reputation.
Darikwa, who has Zimbabwean heritage, began his professional career as a right-back. However, he has excelled since moving into a winger's role for the League Two side, winning the division's Player of the Month award last December.
James Boylan of London-based newspaper Metro reports interest from a number of Premier League and Championship sides in his services, with Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool among a host of clubs named.
During his time at Everton, Moyes became famed for his success in picking up players from outside the Premier League and turning them into successful top-flight players, with Seamus Coleman and Tim Cahill two high-profile successes.
With tall, pacy winger Darikwa drawing attention to himself in League Two, it is of little surprise that Moyes has opted to take a closer look—in spite of Manchester United's significant transfer budget.
United are not averse to gambling on talents from lower leagues, with Nick Powell another recent example of the club looking to Leagues One and Two for potential recruits.
Darikwa, like Powell, would be unlikely to be considered for an immediate first-team role should he join United. However, Moyes will be evaluating whether the midfielder has the potential to adapt to the Premier League over the course of a couple of seasons.
With transfer prices for elite players spiralling to new heights following Gareth Bale's world-record switch to Real Madrid, clubs are beginning to think outside the box regarding potential recruits on an ever more frequent basis.
For players like 21-year-old Darikwa, that in turn offers great opportunity if they can stand out from the crowd. Darikwa has so far, but it is a big step up to play at Premier League level—a factor which United and his other suitors will currently be considering.
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