Manchester United are looking more and more like a spent force these days with results not going their way and a global unrest starting against their manager Louis Van Gaal.
Despite a rather bleak 2015/16 season, The Red Devils are hopeful of adding some quality players to their squad next season and push for domestic and European honors.
Amid Jose Mourinho’s proposed arrival at Old Trafford, The Red Devils need to assess their transfer targets with caution. While the entire European market will be open for United to buy players from, we have decided to take a look at three Premier League signings Manchester United must cosider as they look to rebuild their squad for next season.
John Stones (Central Defender, Everton)
Expected transfer fee – £30million, Chances of signing – 3/5
Manchester United fans may have witnessed a solid defensive performance from Chris Smalling this season, but their defense is still far from being an assured one. John Stones is clearly looking for a move away from Goodison Park next summer and with Mourinho coming in, he would ideally push for a deal to happen.
Jose was turned down thrice by Everton when he tried to sign Stones during his Chelsea days. Perhaps Mourinho will get 4th time lucky as he prepares for his new career at Manchester United.
However, even if United decide to stick with Louis Van Gaal or Ryan Giggs, John Stones should ideally be the first signing they should consider in their attempt to build a formidable side next season.
Harry Kane (Striker, Tottenham Hotspur)
Expected transfer fee – £50million, Chances of signing – 2/5
Harry Kane has been the best Premier League striker since he burst on to the scene last season. After hitting 21 goals in his debut campaign, he has once again touched the 20-goal mark and is the favorite to go on and win the golden boot this season.
Manchester United’s struggles in front of the goal has been widely criticized this season. Wayne Rooney’s obvious dip in form and Anthony Martial still learning his trade, United need a clinical finisher and there aren’t too many better than Harry Kane at the moment.
Romelu Lukaku (Striker, Everton)
Expected transfer fee – £40million, Chances of signing – 3/5
Getting Harry Kane may not be a foregone conclusion thus United need to have a back-up plan and what better than to target the 18-goal Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian has clearly admitted his desires to play Champions League football next season and with United likely to finish inside top 4, they must make an all-out attempt to sign Lukaku next season.
There is a general feeling around United that Mourinho’s appointment will hamper United’s chances of signing Lukaku. However, striker has cleared has emphatically cleared the air about his relationship with Mourinho and he has no issues with the Special One.
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