Just hours before January transfer window shut, the Portuguese publicly stated that he is well aware of the players he wants to bring in come summer.
“In our case, we are more focused on the summer period. I know what I want,” Jose was quoted as saying.
“I know what I want, yeah. But the market closes today, so there is no point, especially for me, to speak about the next transfer window when we have so many matches to play. So if you ask me do I know what I want for the next transfer window? Yes, I know. Is it possible to get? I try always to be realistic.”
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And it seems like the Manchester United club officials have already begun preparations to bring Jose’s targeted players to Old Trafford.
As per the report, Mourinho has a £130m summer wishlist, and the most obvious player on the list is none other than Antoine Griezmann.
The £86m-rated Atletico Madrid star continues to stay linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams, with numerous sources claiming that United have already trumped all the interested parties in the race for the Frenchman’s signature.
In fact, according to Yahoo France, the 25-year-old has already agreed on the personal terms with the Red Devils, and he will earn the same amount of weekly wages as his close friend and international teammate Paul Pogba – around, i.e. £270,000-a-week, upon joining the English giants.
The second player on Mourinho’s two-man summer wishlist is Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof.
The likes of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, and Chris Smalling have featured quite frequently for the Reds this season, but Jose believes Lindelof is the man most suitable to partner Eric Bailly in the United defence for years to come.
He will, therefore, look to get the deal done in the summer, by meeting the €50m buyout clause in the defender’s current Benfica contract.