Crewe consider move for Wes Brown

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League Two side Crewe are considering a move for former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown.

The 37-year-old, who was part of the Red Devils squad who won the Champions League in 2008, spent the end of last season at Blackburn Rovers, but is a free agent after they opted against renewing his short-term contract.

Alex have already lost two defenders this summer, with Jon Guthrie and Ollie Turton leaving the club, while 23-year-old captain George Ray is also out of contract, so the addition of Brown would be a welcome one.

However, manager David Artell is still weighing up the pros and cons of the move, telling Radio Stoke: “It’s not something that’s pressing, immediate or close.

“It’s something we may visit depending what happens in the next few weeks.”

Brown has a wealth of footballing experience, having made over 450 career appearances, but his age could be a stumbling block for a club such as Crewe, who have a rich history of nurturing young talent.

“Is he right for us at 37? That would be the big question mark, I suppose. But he certainly ticks all the other boxes.” said Artell.

“We’ve got other priorities at the moment in other positions, but when we get around to looking at centre-halves, we’ll consider Wes along with the others.”

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