Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are expecting a busy week before the Premier League season kicks off, with Louis van Gaal in a hurry to reshape his squad ahead of the new season.
The Dutchman said he would assess the players he had at his disposal during the summer tour of America before deciding on who would be coming in and going out – and now is the time for action.
And United’s new boss appears to have added an exciting winger to the ranks first, with Colombian star Juan Cuadrado on the verge of sealing a switch to Old Trafford.
Widespread reports suggest United have agreed personal terms with the £36 million-rated wide man, who has also told his club Fiorentina that he wishes to leave.
Barcelona had previously shown an interest in Cuadrado, so his signing looks set to represent a major coup for United and Louis van Gaal.
With Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera already joining this summer for a combined total of more than £60 million, the arrival of Cuadrado will push United’s summer spending to just shy of the £100 million mark – and there looks set to be further new arrivals.