Jose Mourinho is a free-spender in the transfer window and he might surpass the £200m benchmark for the signing of two more players.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with moves for Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Inter’s Ivan Perisic, we examine the current state the Red Devils pursuit for the aforementioned star.
With the defense and attack of Jose Mourinho already bolstered, the midfield and the wings are the likeliest areas to be reinforced and Mourinho’s effectiveness in the transfer window allays any possible doubts that he will not get his men.
According to report on Wednesday, Eric Dier had informed his friends that he would fancy to play under Jose Mourinho. We understand that Dier was a Man United fan since boyhood and the Red Devils could even double his current £70,000-a-week wages.
The battle for United is the fact that Spurs are not willing to alter the team Mauricio Pochettino has built over time, mounting strong challenge for the Premier League title in the last two seasons. The sale of Dier will be seen as subtracting value for Spurs and adding value to the squad of United.
United have valued the player for a fee around £20m and the only fee that will tempt Daniel Levy to budge to the Red Devil’s offer is around £60m, and that is even said to be when Dier hands in a transfer request.
Manchester United had placed Nemanja Matic at the helms of their transfer target but Chelsea are yet to seal a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko, a deal which is expected to see Matic depart Stamford Bridge. While United are keeping close tabs on the aforementioned central midfielder, they have also set their sight on Croatian international Ivan Perisic.
Inter have stood their grounds on their £49m valuation of the player but United appear to have offered £20million less. Perisic reportedly wants a move but his coach Luciano Spalletti has insisted that the player will remain at the San Siro.
United have spent over £100m to sign Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku. It is expected that that their total spending will exceed over £200million to get two more targets.