Man United set to sign three superb Premier League stars: £120m Trio want to leave and Old Trafford side ready to spend
Manchester United could be set to swoop for Tottenham Hotspur trio Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker after reports in The Sun suggested they wanted to leave the club this summer.
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Domestically at least, Jose Mourinho has not had the desired effect in his debut campaign at Old Trafford. Many expected the former Chelsea boss to at least challenge for the Premier League title, but a defeat to Spurs in the final ever game at White Hart Lane last weekend ended any hope of a top four finish and Champions League qualification.
The @ManUtd end making all the noise... supporting the boys till the end! Looking forward to next Wednesday in Stockholm!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 17, 2017
The Red Devils’ only hope of reaching the competition is by winning the Europa League, with a season-defining game against Ajax occurring on Wednesday in Stockholm. But there is a real possibility that all three of the players in question could turn their back on the Champions League and playing the whole campaign at Wembley to join Mourinho in Manchester.
It is said that Walker, Rose and Dier, all full England internationals, have had their heads turned by the promise of their £65,000-per-week wages being doubled by the Red Devils. Despite his side conceding just 29 goals all season, it appears Mourinho is keen to strengthen his options.
Walker is likely to be the first out of the door, with the report suggesting he has been told he can leave. The 26-year-old has lost his place in the team to understudy Kieran Trippier in recent weeks, after a bust up with boss Mauricio Pochettino about his fitness levels. Manchester City are said to be in pole position for his signature, but understandably chairman Daniel Levy wants to spark a bidding war.
Danny Rose, also 26, has enjoyed a good relationship with Pochettino over the last couple of years, becoming one of Europe’s best fullbacks under his stewardship. But he could be set to leave after undergoing knee surgery, having not played since January.
Both Rose and Walker are originally from the North of England and would like to move closer to their respective roots.
Meanwhile, Dier may feel he has a better chance of regular football if he moves to United. With Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama first choice in midfield when fit, and Toby Alderweireld partnering Jan Vertonghen in defence, the versatile star could see a brighter future elsewhere. Mourinho has publicly criticised both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at United, while Michael Carrick is ageing despite being offered a new one-year contract.