January 18, 2011

UNITED Transfer News 2011 : Man Utd target Lyon left-back Bastos

The Daily Mail reports…

January 2011 transfer news. Man Utd target Lyon left-back Bastos

Sir Alex Ferguson moves for Lyon’s Michel Bastos as replacement for Patrice Evra
Manchester United have put Lyon left-back Michel Bastos on their list of possible targets to replace Patrice Evra. Sportsmail revealed in December that United had made an enquiry for Benfica’s £25m-rated Fabio Coentrao, wary that Evra is destined for either Real Madrid or Barcelona in the summer. They have also scouted Newcastle’s Jose Enrique who is being monitored by Bayern Munich. Bastos, 27, is a regular in the Brazil squad and was once a target for Tottenham but Lyon now rate him at a costly £20m.

Personal information
Full name Michel Fernandes Bastos
Date of birth 2 August 1983 (1983-08-02) (age 27)
Place of birth Pelotas, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left winger
Left back
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 11
Youth career
1994–2001 Pelotas
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2002–2003 → Excelsior (loan) 28 (0)
2003–2006 Atlético Paranaense 10 (0)
2004 → Grêmio (loan) 19 (4)
2005 Figueirense 34 (10)
2006–2009 Lille 97 (25)
2009– Lyon 48 (12)
National team
2009– Brazil 10 (1)