Manchester United are adamant to return to the glory days they are renowned for, both in England and in Europe. Unfortunately, roadblocks exist in that pursuit, with the likes of Manchester City boasting a cutting dominance in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils, while seeing a massive improvement under Jose Mourinho, are still not cut out to give European giants that big of a headache in the Champions League.
To amend this, the Portuguese gaffer has set out to systematically rebuild his team to have nothing but the best, and his next set of purchases may involve Tottenham being the primary supplier.
As per Daily Mirror, the signings of center-back, left-back, and a holding midfielder will be Mourinho’s primary concern in the upcoming window.
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This will come as no surprise considering Carrick is bound to retire at the end of this season, and Fellaini’s future is in great doubt. Further, while having been promised a long-term future by Mourinho, Shaw still has some work to do, and a world-class defense still seems lacking at Old Trafford.
As a result, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose top Mourinho’s wish list, and could very well be part of a £180 million splash.
While the same source claims that Rose is heavily interested in working with Mourinho, Spurs may be less inclined in parting ways with Toby.
If that begins to pose a worry, United may have to settle for the cheaper option of Borussia Dortmund’s ace defender Sokra Papastathopoulos, who might cost them around £20 million.
As for the midfield option, the source went on to claim that Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic still remains a top target by Mourinho.
While these transfer will be mixed bag to achieve, the Mancunian club’s past transfer activity is great indication that they will stop at nothing if the goal is set.