Old Trafford side look to spend to improve squad.
Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded Man United move early in the summer transfer window he looks to secure star talents according to the Manchester Evening News.
Though his Old Trafford side eased to the Premier League title an average display in the Champions League, which ended cruelly at the hands of Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage, is pushing Ferguson to target big-name additions to his Man United squad.
This source names £60m rated Tottenham winger Gareth Bale as Ferguson’s number one target and a successful move to land the 23 year old White Hart Lane wide-man may well be helped if the North London side fails to secure a Champions League berth.
The chance to follow in the footsteps of boyhood idol Ryan Giggs may be a move Bale would struggle to ignore and there is growing interest from Real Madrid.
Bale became the first Tottenham player to net 20 top tier goals in a season since Jurgen Klinsmann managed the feat in 1994/95. The former Southampton man landed the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards this season after an excellent campaign.
Sir Alex Ferguson will also look to strengthen his attack and has a long running interest in £25m rated Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, who scored four against Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg encounter. The Man United boss is also monitoring £46m rated Colombian Radamel Falcao, who has been scoring regularly with Atletico Madrid.
Interest in a striker may lead some to wonder whether Wayne Rooney or Javier Hernandez may be leaving in the summer to make room for an attacking signing of note.
Ferguson has been discussing the need to bring in new blood to help his side continue to challenge for major honours, stating;
“Hopefully, the players we bring into the club in the next year or so will be of the quality we need,”
“We’ve been doing work on recruitment over the last three or four months, targeting who the players are that we feel could enhance us or help us maintain the level we’re at.”