Moyes wants Baines if Evra leaves, says Buttner agent

The full-back's representative claims Manchester United could sign the Everton defender and says that such a move may make the Dutch defender consider his future at the club
By Door Jesse Wieten

Manchester United manager David Moyes wants to sign Leighton Baines should Patrice Evra leave the club this summer, according to Alexander Buttner’s agent.

Goal revealed Monaco's interest in Evra in May, and Alexander Bursac says that while a proposed deal with the Ligue 1 club failed to materialise, Moyes would turn his attentions to Baines if the Frenchman were to leave.

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"Moyes knows Baines very well, so he will play [if he signs from Everton]," he told Goal. "A transfer from Evra to Monaco did not go through. If Evra leaves, Moyes wants Baines. Baines is an English international, 29 years old and more experienced. Alex is the coming man.

"If Baines arrives, the chances [for Buttner] to play are even less then last year. That would be a shame, because Alex wants to play for the Dutch national team next season."

Goal understands Moyes is currently considering a move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini which could end up in a double swoop to include Baines with the defender believed to be available for £15-20 million.

Bursac hinted that should Manchester United sign the Everton full-back then Buttner might consider his future at Old Trafford, with the defender not short of offers.

"Alex developed very well last season and he had done a good job in preparing for next season," he added. "At the moment he has a small groin injury.

"For Alex it would be better for a younger left-back to come so he could become first choice. He has already proved himself in the Premier League.

"It's difficult to estimate what will happen, but he has alternatives, from Turkey for example. I'm not worried about that. But he wants to succeed at United."