Louis van Gaal will be handed another £150 million pounds to spend, in the 2015 summer transfer window to strengthen his squad, according to the club management.
United seem to be ending the season with a high, and a spot in next season’s Champions League is most certainly confirmed after their 4-2 win against Manchester City on Sunday. This means that they will have little trouble in attracting the biggest names in world football considering their financial strength.
Mats Hummels seems to be United’s primary target this summer. The inconsistency in the center of Manchester United’s defense this season has seen many avoidable goals being conceded. The Dortmund captain is an obvious solution to United’s woes at the back, and will cost them around about £30 million. After revealing that he’s unsure about his future, Hummel’s transfer to United seems more and more likely with each passing day.
Memphis Depay is another likely transfer target for Manchester United. The 21 year old Dutch International has racked up an impressive 25 goals in 34 appearances this season for PSV. Having played under van Gaal in last year’s World Cup, it will be no surprise if the Manchetser United boss manages to capture the pacey winger come summer.
Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne is considered yet another primary target for Manchester United. With Rafael being sidelined for most of the season due to injury, United have been forced to deploy winger Antonio Valencia as a make-shift right back. Ronald Koeman’s admission that it would be ‘difficult to keep Manchester United target Clyne’ along with Clyne himself declaring his dream of playing Champions League football will most certainly see Manchester United come knocking on Southampton’s door for the player in the Summer.
These 3 signings are expected to cost United a total of £70 million. This leaves United with £80 million more to possibly splash on one or more marquee signings.
Gareth Bale is one of these options. Despite putting in great performances at times for Real Madrid, the Welsh Winger is often on the recieving end of many boos by the Madrid supporters. The fan’s often favour Isco over Bale in the starting lineup and Manchester United wouldn’t be a bad escape route for the winger.
Paul Pogba is another option for Manchester United, though an unlikely one. The mid fielder left United for Juventus in 2012 and has since flourished as a player,evolving each year. Despite repeatedly stating that he does not wish to return to Old Trafford, the lucrative wages offered by the club could perhaps change his mind.
Edited by Aashna Bakshi