Desperation and transfer markets seem hand-stitched for each other.
The needs of a manager, particularly one with Jose Mourinho’s ambition and eagerness for the Premier League title in the coming season, combined with the kind of financial firepower Manchester United are capable of delivering, can result in a session where almost no player is truly unattainable.
Currently, multiple outlets seem to be on the trend that Mourinho is adamant at fixing the defensive flanks at Old Trafford, and is said to be on the hunt for long-term replacements for veterans Young and Valencia.
The left side, in particular, is a mountain that the Portuguese gaffer has been seeking to capture for quite a while now, and a recent development may just provide the perfect opportunity.
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As per Tuttosport, Juventus are more or less willing to part ways with their ace left-back Alex Sandro. The 27-year-old has been repeatedly hailed as one of the finest players in the spot, and as of such, has commanded an incredible history of links with European powerhouses.
This time around as well, Manchester United and PSG have emerged as the most interested parties in securing his signature in the summer window. The source adds, however, that United are ‘willing to do crazy things to sign the player’.
What truly fits as crazy in this inflated transfer market, though? For starters, the player has been given a price tag ranging from €50-60 million, and that alone ought to raise eyebrows. The same source, in a separate report, also claimed that Mourinho may swap Martial for the Brazilian.
All in all, the price tag only makes sense in the context that the 27-year-old is penned to the Italian giants till 2020, and the rest of the price seems like a result of hype and performance-based inflation.
There is also the fact that Juventus themselves, have stated that the player’s future at the club is only 10% confirmed.