Date: 20th June 2007 at 10:39am
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The Sun has reported that David Moyes offered Ł2million for Phil Bardsley and Manchester United agreed to that fee.

The young defender is unlikely to become a first-team regular at Old Trafford as Wes Brown, John O’Shea and even Jonny Evans block his way to being Gary Neville’s understudy.

He’s had loan spells at Rangers and Villa but not exactly set the world alight at these clubs though seems to have done enough to convince David Moyes to launch a bid for him.

The reported fee, Ł2M (the same price as that in the ‘Scholes to Sunderland’ rumour, by the way…) is absolutely reasonable and I think it would be a good business for both Everton and us if Bardsley moved there. The Sun reckons it will happen as United have accepted the offer though Bardsley is thought to be reluctant to leave Old Trafford.

If he ends up leaving, well, good luck to him. He’s had troubles with Le Guen at Rangers but falling out with the Frenchman is a feat far from impossible so I don’t think he’s a troublesome guy. He would perform well at a club like Everton, under a manager like Moyes.