Jose Mourinho seems far from done in the transfer window, as the Portuguese has now asked the Manchester United board to go all out for Tottenham’s Eric Dier.
The Red Devils, who are currently recovering from the hangover of signing Romelu Lukaku, might be in for another high soon, with a huge bid lined up for Eric Dier. According to Mirror, Mourinho has given the green light to club chief Ed Woodward to sign the midfielder for a whopping £60 million.
Although Carrick has extended his contract at United until 2018, the Portuguese manager feels the need to strengthen his midfield.
Mourinho is said to be a big fan of Dier, as he believes that the Spurs man can provide United with much needed flexibility because of his versatility. The England international is capable of playing at various positions like defensive midfield, central defence, and right-back.
Manchester United will try to tempt Spurs into selling Dier by making an audacious offer. It is expected that the Englishman, who earns a modest £70,000-a-week on his current contract, will be offered double of his wages to make a switch to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, United will also continue to pursue other targets like Fabinho and Ivan Perisic, to add to the two players they have already brought in this summer, in form of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.
Written by Shorya Panwar
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