Manchester United’s summer transfer window was awful. Jose Mourinho only added three players to the squad; only one of whom is a senior figure who’ll play with regularity.
Fred aside, the other two additions haven’t donned the United kit once yet. Anyway, looking forward rather than backwards, Mourinho is targeting making a superstar signing; and when the transfer window market opens in January. It looks as though he’s trying to right the wrongs of a forgettable summer.
The report comes from Calciomercato in Italy, translated by the Daily Star. They say that United are targeting an audacious £107million move to try and sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus. The Argentine’s stock is growing at the moment, as he continues to make a mark on the Serie A game with some simply stunning individual performances.
At 24, Dybala has scored 52 goals in 100 performances for the Old Lady – an excellent record, that is catching the eye of Europe’s elite clubs.
I’d love to see Dybala at United in the #10 role sitting just in behind Romelu Lukaku with Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard either side. That’s an excellent front-four with promise aplenty, pace in abundance, goals galore and a real work-ethic.
Honestly, though, rather than throwing £107million at Juve, why not include Paul Pogba in the deal? That seems like a win-win for everyone involved…