Van Gaal to spend big on three new faces as deals edge closer.
Manchester United could be close to announcing the signings of three new players, with new manager Louis van Gaal succeeding in bringing in some world class names in £84m’s worth of spending.
The Red Devils have been determined to do whatever it takes to improve their squad this summer after a disastrous campaign in 2013/14 which saw them finish 7th in the Premier League under David Moyes, and they now look set to add two new world class players as well as a highly promising youngster to their ranks after negotiations this week.
Much progress has been made in three major deals, and it is understood that only a few finishing touches are needed before the trio can be confirmed as United players, with one or more possibly set to go through within the next 48 hours.
3) Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund, £20m)
The first of United’s signings in this superb spending spree will be Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Mats Hummels. The rock-solid centre-back has become one of the best in Europe in recent years after his tremendous performances and resulting success for both club and country, and he has been identified as van Gaal’s priority target to come in in that position. A £20m fee has now been agreed between the two clubs and the player is keen to move, with personal terms and a medical the only things that need completing before he can complete his transfer to Old Trafford.
Barcelona had also been keen to sign him, and despite recent images of ‘Hummels 5’ shirts going up for sale in Spain, the confirmation of Barca star Sergio Busquets taking the number 5 shirt today looks to have discredited those rumours, with the Catalan giants focusing on other targets such as Paris Saint-Germain youngster Marquinhos.