Metro have Manchester United fans looking stunned here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim a £48 million bid could well be on the table.
The club are reportedly keen on landing Atletico Madrid star Koke – who has a release clause of £48 million – and will clearly be using a hefty portion of their transfer budget to complete a deal.
One of our regular La Liga viewers has claimed that the price of success is being realised at Atleti now, with their team set to be dismantled after a brilliant campaign that saw them lift the La Liga title and reach the final of the Champions League, coming oh so close to lifting the double.
Chelsea are after a large portion of their squad and it seems that Koke is now genuinely a target of United and at that price, it may be too hard for the financially strapped club to turn the Red Devils down.
Koke is one of the best players in the world in his age bracket and we are not at all shocked that the figures suggested are being thrown around. After all, this is a world where David Luiz costs £50 million!
Manchester United fans. Would you sign Koke this summer or is £48 million paying well over the odds for the young Spanish star? Let us know your thoughts below.