Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club will sign two other players in the summer if Alexis Sanchez’s deal goes through, per reports.
Sanchez has been the most prominent name in the January transfer window following his delayed in his move to Manchester United. The Chile international agreed a four-and-half -a-year deal to become United’s only signing of the January transfer window.
Despite signing three players in the last summer transfer window, Mourinho revealed that the Red Devils were planning on adding three players to his otherwise strong squad next summer but he reckons that the impending move of Sanchez would see them sign a player less.
“In the summer, we would probably have three transfers to do. If we do one now [in January], in the summer it is three minus one,” Mourinho explained, as quoted by ESPN.
“If we have in our mind in the summer to improve the team in two or three positions, basically to improve the team in all the departments, if you have the chance to do something now it means that you don’t do in the summer.
“Another thing is we get one or two players just to improve a little bit the squad and then in the summer you are going to do it again. No.”
Mourinho has a knack for spending big in the transfer market and it is believed that he wants to be able to replicate the barnstorming form and display of Manchester City. United have been linked with Antonio Griezmann and Paulo Dyabala and it is now certain that the Red Devils will make a marquee signing in the coming summer.