Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed that he was planning to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling while at Everton.
The experienced forward arrives at Old Trafford as his side face the Red Devils at the start of the Champions League campaign, and David Moyes is well aware of the threat the player will represent.
The Scottish manager has admitted that he was eager to sign Kiessling while at Goodison Park, but the deal failed to materialize due to the lack of funds.
“In all the years I was at Everton, I followed him all the time”, Moyes was quoted as saying in German newspaper Sport Bild.
“But the money was sadly lacking. I have great respect for him. He is a great player who is strong with his head and his feet.”
It remains to be seen whether Moyes will attempt to lure the player to Old Trafford, but he is likely to pay close attention to him during the two matches against Bayer Leverkusen.
Stefan Kiessling ended last season as Bundesliga top scorer with 25 strikes in 34 matches, while he has already bagged four league goals this term.