Reports:Manchester United willing to spend £100 million to sign Paul Pogba, Dani Alves and Mats Hummels
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to spend around £100million to get players like Paul Pogba, Dani Alves, and Mats Hummels. He is focused on getting established players over big-money youngsters to guide the club back to their winning ways, according to reports.
Although the signing of youths has been the club’s trend up until now, Van Gaal will be trying to emulate Real Madrid’s Galacticos policy to find success henceforth. Van Gaal spent £150 million on players like Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria last summer, both of whom have not yet proved their money’s worth.
As long as Van Gaal is able to get United back into the Champions League, there will be no limitation on the supply of money.
Hummels, Bale, and Alves amongst United’s targets
One of Manchester United’s main target will be Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. Hummels is one of the world’s best defenders at the moment, and will be an invaluable asset to United’s frail defence.
The signing of players like Paul Pogba and Kevin Strootman seems unlikely due to various reasons, it is still a possibility though. Dani Alves and Danilo are two of Van Gaal’s main targets for a right back. While the possibility of signing Alves seems more likely of the two, Danilo would be a better signing as the player has age on his side.
Some of the other players that seemed to have piqued Van Gaal’s interest are Gareth Bale and Nathaniel Clyne.
United are clearly looking to re-establish themselves as one of Europe’s giants, and have no qualms about spending the money to do so. Van Gaal’s stance on buying big money players over upcoming youngsters might also be fuelled by United’s failure to develop youth academy products like Wilfried Zaha and Alex Buttner.