After spending a whirlwind sum over two summer transfer windows under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United continue to eye more lucrative signings. The club won three trophies last term, and are hoping to add more honours this season too.
The English giants are almost on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and are already in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. In the Premier League, they sit in the 2nd place, but are 8 points behind leaders Manchester City.
In order to mount a better title challenge next season, however, the Portuguese tactician wants to go full throttle, and has thus identified up to four players that he wants to bring in at the club.
United spent mega sums on Paul Pogba last summer, and a similar approach got them Belgian star Romelu Lukaku, and the two have already shown their class. Jose has signed seven players under his reign, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming for free.
And now, despite having a big squad and some stellar names, he has asked the club to monitor a total of four European stars.
As per Daily Mail, United are paying heed to Jose’s instructions, and are monitoring the players he desires to get. This comes after the Portuguese already spending around £285m on signings, but the spree could go much higher next summer.
The four players pointed out by The Mail consists of three players from La Liga, and one from Bundesliga. The ones from Spain include Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, with RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg completing the list.
The Old Trafford club has been interested in Bale and Griezmann for a while, but could possibly get them next term. Besides the duo, 22-year-old Soler has been identified as a midfield recruit and a potential replacement for Michael Carrick.
Another interesting name is Forsberg, who has been Leipzig’s in-form player, and has earned a name as a promising winger. Jose wants an out-and-out winger, and after failing to land Ivan Perisic, the Swede could just be his man.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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