The struggles of Manchester United have been quite firm in the past seasons. Even though their overall presence in the Premier League has improved considerably, having to function in the shadow of their rivals Manchester City has made even those leaps seem minuscule.
As of such, the side was expected to go into this window with a firm head and invest big.
The signings of Fred and Dalot were crucial pieces of business for vital spots, but everywhere else, their attempts at attaining their targets have been a bit shaky, if not outright frustrating.
However, a crucial update could now exist regarding one of the club’s early-linked names.
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As per a report in Tuttosport (via Sports Witness), Willian seems set to head to Old Trafford. The Italian outlet claims that the 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been linked with United for quite a while now, could be a Red Devil soon.
Chelsea have allegedly accepted a €75 million bid for the forward, with the price varying in reports from Spain, perhaps due to a fluctuation with regard to potential add-ons.
Willian is a Mourinho favorite, and could be the ideal candidate for the side, particularly due to his versatility at being able to play nearly throughout the attacking midfield line.
The only concern, akin to the one held for Ivan Perisic, the other name being linked to the Mancunian giants, is their age. At 29 years old, the sizable sum that the club seems eager to pay may be viewed with raised eyebrows by a few.
Then again, this is an aspect that United’s financial coffers may be able to handle quite well, as short-term success seems to be the plan here. This becomes apparent when their lack of either a Premier League triumph or a decent run the Champions League is viewed with a critical lens.