By Dave Marshall
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is not losing sleep over the club’s transfer targets, as he claims that the club are looking at wrapping up deals for potential new signings.
The Portuguese tactician has already signed Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof in this summer’s transfer window, but has been linked with moves for Eric Dier, Nemanja Matic and Ivan Perisic, but the manager has now stated that the club are looking at two more signings, in a bid to turn the Red Devils into a formidable force going into next season as we aim to compete on all four fronts.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of the ICC match against Real Madrid, he said, when asked about the rest of the transfer window activity for the club: “Names is difficult for me,” he was quoted as saying via Dailypost.
“Because, as you know, the players belong to clubs, the players are in pre-seasons, the managers, the owners are not happy if you speak about them, the same as me.”
He further added, “I never hide my plans for the team and the evolution of the team in this second transfer window for me – because the transfer window of last December we didn’t use that – and I told them my plan was to get four players to give balance to the team, all the different areas to make a better squad.”
United have been linked to moves for defensive midfielders that will offer more balance and steel to the middle of the park, and a winger that will be a direct threat on the flanks. 23-year-old Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier, has been touted as a potential new signing, but Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy insists on playing hardball about letting him go, as the White Hart Lane outfit hold out for £60m.
Matic may be the preferred option, as his current club, Chelsea have signed Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco to replace him. Perisic is ever closer to a move to Old Trafford, and is still expected to sign for the 20-time English giants.
A summer transfer window of Lukaku, Lindelof, Perisic and Matic will represent good value for business, and ensure that the club go into next season as title favourites.