Manchester United set to spend over £200m on Two Stunning Summer Signings
Manchester United are set to go all out to improve their attacking options with two huge deals this summer. Jose Mourinho is putting plans in place for the Red Devils’ return to the Champions League next season.
With 35-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured and yet to sign a new contract at Old Trafford, and captain Wayne Rooney, 31, all but set to leave the club, Mourinho is keen to add attacking options to his squad. Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann looked to be a certain new arrival, but news of a transfer ban for the Spanish club has put a halt to that deal, despite the Frenchman having a reported £85million release clause in his contract at the Vicente Calderon, which the ban would have no baring on.
United have instead opted to look elsewhere for targets. Firstly, local newspaper the Manchester Evening News is reporting the club will make a £100million move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. They are known to be big fans of the Welshman, having tried to sign him up to three times previously, and are now keen to bring him back to the Premier League. Statistically, Bale has enjoyed a good four-year spell in LaLiga, winning his one league title and now three Champions Leagues, all with a healthy goal record, but he has struggled with injuries this season while not always being popular with the most demanding of fanbases.
Mourinho may see a real possibility of signing him, even ahead of their meeting with Real in the European Super Cup, the traditional clash of the Europa League and Champions League winners, in August.
Also on the list is possibly the most wanted man in Europe, Kylian Mbappe. After a stunning season with Monaco, the 18-year-old French striker is reportedly a target for Real Madrid and Arsenal, but The Sun say United could steal in with a £100million bid. Mbappe scored over 20 goals this season, helping Monaco to win the race against mega-rich PSG and clinch the Ligue 1 title, as well as the Champions League semi finals. Despite having less than a year’s experience as a top level professional, he is seen as a future Ballon d’Or winner, and could be the perfect man to spearhead phase two of Mourinho’s Manchester United revolution.
Having broken the world transfer record last summer to sign Paul Pogba, it seems United could be intent on doing it twice more in the coming weeks.