Despite a relatively disappointing season, the Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern will ALWAYS remind their fellow drinkers of the club’s strength in the transfer market.
Having moved heaven and earth to sign Paul Pogba at world-record expense last summer, the Red Devils are likely to splash the cash even further this time around as they attempt to restore former glories at last.
Clearly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s long-term injury will have an impact on Jose Mourinho’s transfer dealings this summer, with the notion of seeing big name forwards arrive increasingly looking like an eventuality.
Big money signings are always going to be a major part of United’s summers from now on, though recent reports raise a target they should probably avoid heading into the next stage of their rebuild.
Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has recently been touted as a potential target at Old Trafford, painting pictures of one of the most devastating attacks in Europe.
On paper, Reus lining up alongside the likes of Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and former teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a wonderfully devastating array of attacking options.
Still, as the aforementioned Mkhitaryan has shown earlier this season, life in the Premier League takes some getting used to for forwards coming over from the Bundesliga.
Unless they have a natural position nailed on in the manager’s plans, forwards who float across the frontline may struggle to convince under a pragmatic tactician such as the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’.
Mooted as a potential Wayne Rooney replacement, the England skipper’s struggles to perform his role as a No.10 over the last few seasons show just how demanding it is on the body. With that in mind, the German’s injury issues are well-documented and any deal to bring him over to England would surely be a hugely expensive one.
Indeed, the 27-year-old is valued at a whopping £34m on Transfermarkt.
Obviously, there’s little doubting Reus’ wonderful ability. Still, keeping those in mind, perhaps money would be better suited being spent elsewhere over the next few months.