Man Utd Hoping To Sign £70m Real Madrid Target As Mourinho Eyes £155m Double Deal
Manchester United are ready to sign a £70m midfielder as part of a sensational £155m double splurge by boss Jose Mourinho this summer.
Managers are now making moves to try and strengthen their squads during the January transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Bernardo Silva….
Manchester United are plotting a £70m move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva as Jose Mourinho looks to pull off a sensational £155m double signing next summer, according to the Sun.
The Portuguese coach spent heavily last summer having splashed out on Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but it looks like United are now gearing up for another summer of lavish expenditure as Mourinho continues to rebuild his squad.
A new midfielder appears to be on the agenda as the Sun claim that United have identified Bernardo Silva as a prime target and are ready to splash out a whopping £70m on the Monaco playmaker.
Silva has emerged as one of the most promising young players in Europe after starring for Monaco following his £14m move from Benfica and he was expected to be named in the Portugal squad for Euro 2016 before a thigh injury ruled him out of action.
United will face stiff competition for his signature as the newspaper says that Real Madrid are also keen on the 22-year-old which is why any deal is expected to reach the £70m mark.
However, the Manchester giants should be confident of winning the race as Silva shares the same agent as Mourinho, none-other-than super-agent Jorge Mendes, so I’m sure the United boss will use his connections to sway any deal in their favour.
If the Red Devils are successful in signing Silva it could be part of a sensational £155m double deal as the Sun also claims that Mourinho plans to splash out £85m on signing Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann this summer.
The French international has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months and he’d be a superb long-term replacement for the likes of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic if United were able to pull off a deal.
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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but it looks as though United are ready to flex their financial muscle again this summer and Silva and Griezmann would be exciting additions if they manage to secure this potential £155m double deal.