Man Utd urged to spend £260m to sign three huge summer transfer targets
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he needs to spend big during the summer transfer window for three players and build on the team’s recent form. Danny Murphy believes if Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane and Declan Rice joined the club, they would be in line to compete for the Premier League title.
United take on Manchester City today in a must-win game in the race for the Champions League qualification spots.
They go into the game sat seventh in the table, but they have a game in hand over Wolves, who are currently in fifth spot – the final Champions League place.
Despite their season still hanging in the balance, talks are already ongoing over their summer transfer window plans.
United are no strangers to being linked with players throughout the year, and rumours have already started to link them with players ahead of the summer.
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Borussia Dortmund ace Sancho has been strongly tipped to return to the Premier League with United, having left Manchester City back in 2017.
The winger is one of three names to be linked with a switch to Old Trafford, as reports this week have suggested that Tottenham star Kane could also become a target.
United missed out on signing top striker target Erling Braut Haaland during the January window and therefore are still in the hunt for a big-name forward, and Kane would fit the bill perfectly.
The Spurs ace is said to be open to a move, but will likely cost upwards of £100m.
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West Ham midfielder Rice was linked with a move earlier this season, but that speculation has gone quiet in recent months.
But Murphy believes that if United fork out the estimated £260m at least for the trio, they will be able to challenge for the league title.
“It’s going to be a crucial summer for Manchester United,” he wrote in his Daily Mail column. “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has impressed me in the manner he’s steadied a rocky ship, now the club need to take a forward step to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City.
“That doesn’t mean a radical overhaul because they already have good players at Old Trafford.
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“Three top-quality signings in key positions could make all the difference moving them to the next level.
“Imagine if Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice were at United? They’d be in good shape to compete for any trophy.
“I understand those three, even if they were desperate to join United, would cost at least £260million. But sacrifices could be made to help raise the funds.
“I think Paul Pogba wants to leave so selling him could work for all parties. David de Gea is a top goalkeeper but United have a ready-made replacement in Dean Henderson, who was lauded by Watford’s Ben Foster when I spoke to him last week.”
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