Man United have £170m for signings
The Sun on Thursday have an eye-grabbing back page regarding Man United’s recruitment plans this summer.
According to reporter Charlie Wyatt, Manchester United are willing to invest £170 million on three young Englishmen.
It’s worth noting that earlier this week in the Daily Mail, it was claimed that Manchester United have changed their transfer plans following the success of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Previously Man United had been linked with signing a centre-half this summer.
The Mail claim that’s now changed.
Instead, Man United’s priorities are signing a new right back and central midfielder.
West Ham’s Declan Rice & Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Now the Sun say that West Ham’s Declan Rice and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka are on United’s summer shopping list.
West Ham’s Rice is given a 40 million pound price tag, while Palace’s Wan-Bissaka is valued at 50 million pounds.
But how likely are those signings?
Rice, 20, is under contract with West Ham until 2024.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, is under contract at the Eagles until 2021.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho
Completing the trio of targets is Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
Sancho, a former Man City graduate, is valued at 80 million pounds.
The 19-year-old is under contract at the Signal Iduna Park until 2021.
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How likely are these Man United deals?
The logic behind these three targets seem sound enough.
Starting with West Ham’s Rice, he could replace Ander Herrera in the Man United squad.
Herrera has been linked with a summer move to PSG.
At right-back, Antonio Valencia’s time at Man United appears to be over.
Palace’s Wan-Bissaka could be a long term replacement, although why did Man United buy Diogo Dalot last summer?
Could Dalot become a midfielder at Old Trafford instead?
As for Sancho, the BVB midfielder has sparkled since moving to Germany.
Yet, while some Man United fans may wish they had Sancho instead of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean may be hard to shift this summer.
Accordingly, any deal for Sancho may be the toughest to pull off.