Manchester United’s summer transfer budget has been revealed by The Athletic. According to Laurie Whitwell, United’s possible outlay over the next few months could amount to £120million, with Erik ten Hag set to be backed in this transfer window. Fans are hoping for some kind of cultural revolution at Old Trafford after previous failures to throw money at big names to no avail, and Ten Hag’s arrival seems the perfect time for that to happen.
Manchester United summer transfer budget revealed
What impact could the budget have on summer deals
Manchester United are set for a busy summer of transfer activity as Erik ten Hag looks to rebuild the squad.
In the center of midfield, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are set to leave the club when their contracts expire, while others like Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani will also leave for free when their contracts end. Likewise, the Red Devils are looking to offload several players, with Anthony Martial, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzabe among the many players they are ready to part ways with this summer.
With £120m being a base budget, this could be significantly increased by player sales.
Frenkie de Jong is one of the midfielders United are eyeing this summer. He would be available for a reduced price of £80million, with Barcelona having to raise funds to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. That amount of money, however, would still consume a significant portion of Ten Hag’s available budget at the Theater of Dreams, and he’ll have to think long and hard about whether he’s willing to spend that much on a player. Signing De Jong would be a huge deal for the Red Devils, whatever the price, as he would solve their midfield problem which has existed for many years, and he could be joined by Jurrien Timber in a move to Manchester this summer. .
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