Ferguson makes transfer plans to strengthen squad and plan for the future.
The Slovakian international Marek Hamsik’s parents might not be able to spell “Mark” very well, but that hasn’t stopped their offspring becoming a £25m target for Manchester United, according to the Telegraph. Also on Sir Alex Ferguson’s shopping list are Simon Kjaer of Palermo and Gary Cahill of Bolton. (Guardian)
None of the names linked by this source to a move to Old Trafford are spectacular but they are all potentially very wise additions to Man United’s already glittering squad and all three could well be set for a jump up from decent performers to becoming household names and perhaps a move to join Sir Alex’s squad will be just the ticket for the trio.
Ferguson obviously has some cash to splash and after seeing his side fall five points off table topping Chelsea and could well feel his squad could do with strengthening with an eye to bridging that gap and these three players could all be very useful signings.
Gary Cahill has become a very consistent defender and even at lowly Bolton the centre back has managed to do enough to get noticed by England boss Fabio Capello and with Rio Ferdinand getting on in years and having some form issues perhaps he could be a wise player to take on with an eye to the future. Palermo’s Danish international Kjaer has been chased by a great many members of the footballing elite but will not come cheap and the cost wanted by the Serie A side, £12m by some accounts, could be a stumbling block.
Marek Hamsik has been in fine form for Napoli this season and the attacking midfielder would be a good creative addition and could well be the type of signing to finally spell an end to Nani’s very average stay at the club.