David Moyes hopes to add more firepower to his Real Sociedad side in the New Year, with reports suggesting Roberto Soldado could be an option.
Moyes hopes to put his nightmare nine-month spell at Manchester United well and truly behind him in the coming months, following his appointment at the Anoeta Stadium last week. The Scot arrives in La Liga to find his new side struggling at the wrong end of the table, with just five teams behind Real and only three points separating them from bottom-placed Cordoba.
It is clear the 51-year-old has his work cut out during the second half of the campaign, as he needs to get to grips with football in a new country having spent his entire career to date in Britain, and his complete coaching career in the North West of England. He will, though, be given the license to add to his squad when the transfer window swings open at the turn of the year.
And according to The People, Moyes could make a move for Tottenham Hotspur misfit Soldado. The 29-year-old left Valencia for White Hart Lane in a then club record £26million deal last summer, but he has failed to find his best form in the Premier League. The Spain international, who has seven goals in 12 appearances for his country, has made just five league appearances this season and has yet to register a goal, whilst he only managed six in 28 last term, four of which were penalties.
It is claimed that Moyes wants to take Soldado to the San Sebastian based club on loan for the remainder of the year, and he is likely to be optimistic of his chances due to the striker’s lack of involvement for Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach of the capital club, also has Emmanuel Adebayor and the increasingly-impressive Harry Kane to pick from, whilst the Mirror claim he is keen on River Plate’s Colombian international forward Teo Gutierrez, 29.
Meanwhile, The People also believe Ashley Young could be a target for Moyes. The England international is one of several United players who are currently sidelined with injury, but he is expected to recover from his groin injury in the coming weeks. The Sociedad coach knows the winger well from their time together at Old Trafford, and as the former Aston Villa star is well down the pecking order in Louis van Gaal’s plans, he could be available for a permanent transfer.