Despite assembling the most expensive squad in Premier League history with their summer transfer business, reports suggest Manchester United are set to splash even more cash in January.
One player who could be on his way to Manchester United is Jan Vertonghen, with the Daily Mirror reporting yesterday that the Belgian international has emerged as a target after growing frustrated at a lack of regular first team football at Tottenham.
Defensive reinforcements are clearly what United are in need of, having spent big on attacking talents the likes of Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera and the wages being offered to Radamel Falcao.
It remains something of a mystery as to why at least one new centre back wasn’t signed in the summer, given that both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand departed the club.
Vertonghen would go some way to resolving that problem, but Louis van Gaal knows he will need to add further quality if he his first season in charge is to be considered a success, having just overseen United’s worst start to a league campaign since 1986.
With this in mind, we have identified five players who could end up following Jan Vertonghen to Old Trafford this winter.