Prepared to spend big!
Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has spoken out about the budget of the global footballing giants. It is clear that United are able to compete with the richest clubs in the world to sign the best players around.
“There is no budget, there is money. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make big signings. That doesn’t mean we are going to throw money around. Louis is the manager. We have a lot of scouting output through the last 12 months that is flagging various things to us.”
The Glazers have often been criticized regarding their handling of the club since taking over, however former manager Sir Alex Ferguson always spoke upon the owners in a good light and suggested that they are always willing to bid big for the right players.
“Whether it’s a record or not”
Who are Manchester United’s transfer targets? Will Ed Woodward have the final decision? Mr Woodward went on to suggest Manchester manager Louis Van Gaal will be deciding who joins the club.
“Louis is the one who makes the ultimate decision around who he wants in his squad. I am not going to force feed him with a player he has not selected. The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market. Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is a top, top elite player that the manager wants that is going to be a star for Manchester United.”
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What players are Manchester United looking to buy?
There has been many rumors circulating regarding which player Manchester United will buy. Here is a list of the heavily linked players seemingly heading to Old Trafford according to recent news story headlines.
Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund (Price: £15-£20 million)
Daley Blind, Ajax (Price: £15-20million)
Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal (Price: £10-£15 million)
Arturo Vidal, Juventus (Price: £30-£35 million)
Kevin Strootman, Roma (Price: £20-£25 million)
Juan Cuardado, Fiorentina (Price: £25-£30 million)
Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund (Price: £30-£35 million)
Edison Cavani, PSG (Price: £30-£35million)