Man United close in on €165m deal for Jose Mourinho favorites
Besides his antics on the sideline, Jose Mourinho is very well known for splashing huge sums of cash on the signings of his transfer targets.
Mourinho struck the most talked about deal last summer when United brokered a record deal to bring Pogba to Old Trafford. There are indications that United will spend big in coming transfer market.
According to a report in by a Spanish paper , Man United have lined up three Real Madrid star players including James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Keylor Navas in a potential swap deal that will see De Gea jump ship to the Bernabeu.
David Gea was heavily linked with a move to Madrid in the penultimate season but for a fax problem. He is seen as the long term successor of Iker Casilas, it may not take long before he returns to his country club.
James Rodriguez has found himself on the fringes more often than not under Zinadine Zidane. He’s started just 10 La Liga games and a move to Old Trafford would revive his ailing career. The potential departure of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick will leave a huge deep in the midfield of United and Rodriguez can fit perfectly.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Alvaro Morata. The Special One is reportedly unhappy over the reduced playing time of the goal poacher. With Ibrahimovic out till next year, United are condemned to sign a striker and Morata could be the one leading the attack of United next term.
Keylor Navas has featured 32 times for Madrid this season but if De Gea completes the move to Bernabeu, then Navas may take his place at Old Trafford.
The combine worth of the three players is tagged at €165m which will be more than what United spent on Bailly, Mkhitaryan, and Pogba. However, we expect to see a pragmatic Mourinho in the transfer window.