Manchester United have been extremely active in the transfer market so far, with Jose Mourinho bringing in top players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, his Premier League rival Arsene Wenger is struggling with incoming players at Arsenal.
United’s work isn’t done, and a deal for Paul Pogba also looks to be mightily close. Now, in typical Wenger fashion, Arsene has had his say on the transfer and labelled it ‘completely crazy’.
“It is completely crazy if you cannot afford to pay it. If you can afford to pay it you can justify it,” Wenger said.
“It is completely crazy if you compare it to normal life. That is for sure. But we live in a world where every activity that is worldwide makes a lot of money.”
“Football has become a worldwide competition and that is why clubs can afford to do it. Does it make sense in the way the player can give you that investment back? Nobody ever could calculate.”
“Since I am in this sport I always thought the record cannot go higher and I was always wrong. Maybe in a few years it will be 200, 300 [million], who knows.”
At the end of the day, if there is any club who can justify such a transfer fee then Manchester United are the team to do it. We’re one of the biggest global brands out there, and with the new monumental TV deal coming into effect, it’s a transfer fee that the Red Devils can pay.
Jose Mourinho is the main reason behind this deal looking likely to go through once again, and you feel that if Louis van Gaal was still in charge, it’s highly likely we’d be able to make such signings – particularly without Champions League football on the table.