Manchester United could be ready for a flurry of signings over the upcoming January and next summer’s transfer window. Their policy seems set to take a different path, from investing in the future to the purchase of ‘finished products’.
Mourinho’s tinkering has had some terrible impact on United’s defence. Late concentration lapses have seen United missing easy victories, and even forced them to agonising defeats.
This was no more evident than in the 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea. Chris Smalling was poor, and has struggled for consistency throughout the season.
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Luke Shaw hasn’t lived up to expectations either. Meanwhile, Antonio Valencia seems inconsistent in his decision making and Eric Bailly has been hampered by injuries.
As a result, Jose Mourinho is desperate to splash the cash on some experienced defenders to try and remodel the back four.
According to a report from the Mirror, United could be looking to sign Diego Godin and Jose Fonte.
The former is a 30-year-old experienced warrior who has plied his trade at a top European team like Atletico Madrid, for over 25o matches and 6 years. He is certainly a calming influence with immaculate organisation, and even an eye for goal.
As for Jose Fonte, he comes with four years worth of Premier League experience, and is well adapted to the physicality of the top flight of English football. Moreover, he is also in his thirties and has a European Championship medal to his name.
It’s not really hard to see the benefits the Red Devils could reap from these two signings.
However, considering an already overflowing squad, any such signings could force the departures of players such as Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian.