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Rodwell Could Become Red Devil Due To Poor Finances at Goodison

Rodwell in action for Everton
Rodwell in action for EvertonClive Brunskill/Getty Images
Peter CarrollContributor IIIMarch 15, 2011

David Moyes revealed today that he may be forced to sell Jack Rodwell to Premiership favourites Manchester United this summer.

Ferguson has been keen to sign the dynamic English midfielder since last season, with the young man banking mature performances from midfield and defence.

U21 England manager Stuart Pearce praised Rodwell at the beginning of the season, claiming, “You only have to spend two minutes in his company to see he is far beyond his years, mentally.”

In a press conference this morning, Moyes explained how the lack of financial stability at Goodison Park may force him to sell his young superstar in the summer.

"I am reluctant because I'm trying to build a football team, not dismantle one,” declared the Scot, “I just couldn't imagine Liverpool really wanting to sell one of their own, Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher, too easily.”

Moyes also reflected on how Ferguson managed to capture another of his young superstars in Moyes’ first season as the Blues manager.

"They have always done everything to keep them. It is the same with me. I wanted to keep Wayne. I also want to keep Jack.

"I am reluctant to sell my best players,” said the Everton boss.

Rodwell looks continually more likely to join up with the Red Devils for preseason training, with an estimated £20 million bid supposedly on its way to the blue half of Merseyside.

The young midfielder, if the transfer goes through, may play a key role for United next season, with current midfielders Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher bearing the brunt of fans criticism of late.

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