There is a split in opinion from the Manchester United fans at the Transfer Tavern today, regarding the signing of Nemanja Matic.
It was confirmed that Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40 million.
£40 million for a 29-year-old deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
Understandably, our landlord is quite surprised by this.
Jose Mourinho is getting a talented player for his money there is no doubt, but the fact that they have given their title rivals £40 million for a player they didn’t even want anymore seems a bit ridiculous.
£30 million would have been too much in our landlord’s eyes.
For a player you have no intention of using at your club then £20 million seems like a good amount.
It’s great business by Chelsea to get that much for him but it just seems like laziness from Mourinho and Manchester United.
Obviously, nobody knows exactly what went down during negotiations but surely United could have had Chelsea lower their asking price slightly.
Paying that much for a player unwanted by their current club makes it seem like the Man United representatives just accepted anything Chelsea threw their way.
Only time will tell if this move proves to be worth the money for the Red Devils but it just looks like another case of reckless spending.
What do you think Man U fans? Let us know down below.
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