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Louis van Gaal not to sign Dutch players, prefers Bundesliga

3.59K   //    20 May 2014, 13:05 IST
 Louis van Gaal, Persie and Strootman
 Louis van Gaal with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

With the announcement of Louis van Gaal as the new Manchester United manager, Dutch daily morning De Telegraaf newspaper are claiming that a transfer budget of €100 million will be allotted to van Gaal when he joins the team after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In addition to that, it is also being said that van Gaal will not be signing any of the Holland players with the exception of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman who has been one of the Red Devil’s major target for the past two seasons.

A bid for Southampton’s Luke Shaw is already said to have been launched by van Gaal who will now be looking to offload players in the summer who are not needed.

De Telegraaf also claims that 62-year-old manager will be more inclined to sign players from the Bundesliga because of his knowledge of the league and admirations towards it.

van Gaal had previously managed Bayern Munich, and still maintains a good relationship with the club and its players. 

According to Guardian, van Gaal has already given United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of players he desires which includes the likes of Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos and Borussia Dortmund efender, Mats Hummels from Bundesliga.

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