José looking to sign 6 players in summer - 2CM, LB, RB, W, CB [Times]

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    Assuming the budget will be larger compared to last years to fit the number of signings needed, United for sure will get 5 players and José will push for that 6th being a RB with it the least priority of the positions already having Valencia there who can still hold his own if it comes down to it...depends on owners and if they’ll allow to spend extra really. Been spending around £150m the past couple summer windows, this’ll be the most crucial one and I’m guessing around £200m bill give or take (City spent £285m this year in comparison; no way we compete with the Sheikhs but can’t let them virtually double us in spending again with us having a big void to fill).


    Who do you predict United will get?



    CM: SMS

    CM: Fred / Jorginho

    RW: Willian / Bale / Mahrez

    CB: Alderweireld / Umtiti

    LB: Sandro (Darmian+cash)

    RB: Fabinho / Meunier



    Edit - my assessment of how 6 signings will be possible: 4 would be the norm. Mourinho has the boards backing and they’ll give him a 5th. The 6th will made possible if Martial ends up being sold.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Sandro, Toby, pulisic, fred, sms

    Don't really know which rb
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    SMS, Jorginho, Mahrez, Alderweireld, Sandro and Meunier would be an absolutely fantastic summer.

    It'd cost us almost 300m though, so no excuses. We have to be proper title challengers.
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    How many of these threads do we need? FWIW, I imagine we have 4 'must' transfers and then 2 bonus ones, which are dependent on outgoings. I only see us getting a RW if Martial leaves and a 2nd CM if Pereira leaves.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    I really can't see us signing six players, five at a stretch.
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    Even if we do end up signing 6 players, there's no way we'll be signing SMS+ Fred/Jorginho!
    Our CMs would then be Pogba, Matic, the 2 new guys + Herrera (if he stays) and Mctominay (if he isnt loaned out) Absolutely no way Jose can keep all of them happy
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    We would recoup some money by offloading too. Maybe a good player will help us raise funds.. sadly i think that would be martial
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    I don't know who sms but I hope we don't sign him. It would do my head in to read sms everyday.
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    Same.

    If it comes to it, I think RB will be left since they can rely on Valencia to give 1 more year. And better to have Valencia and a new RW to link up with than a new RB and no RW. Sandro (knock on wood) will link up with Sanchez on the left so the right side can do with or without Valencia as long as we get a RW.
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    That's half a team. We won't sign half a team no matter how big the club budget will be
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    Does the Times piece actually mention that we are after 6 players?
    The one about Sandro says we are after 2 CM, LB & Winger.

    Also I'll be pretty happy with LB, CB, CM, RW provided we get quality additions who can come in and elevate our team a level or two.
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    It is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and he is very good so I hope we sign him
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    Incoming Transfers
    • Lb: Alex Sandro - 45m
    • Center back: Alderweireld - 40m
    • Rb: Cedric Soares - 15m
    • CM: Fred - 30m
    • Winger: Sessegnon - 50m
    Total - £180m

    Outgoing transfers:
    • Martial - 70m
    • Blind - 10m
    • Darmian - 15m
    • Fellaini - 0
    • Carrick - 0
    • Pereira - 10m
    • Rojo (hopefully) - 20m
    • Mata (hopefully) - 15m
    Total: £100-140m (dependent on last 2 leaving)

    Budget is there for another big midfield or attacking purchase though. Just no idea who.
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    We’re signing 2 CMs no doubt about it. José has said so all year long we’ll need to replace Carrick as well as get another CM in general.

    Not a big stretch imo. Pogba+Matic+Fred/SMS start. Other is a primary bench option. Likewise Herrera as he is now + can rotate with Matic at DM when he needs a rest.
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    is this article from Ducker?
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    I think we'll certainly get three. CM, RW, LB. With other signings coming in depending on certain players becoming available:

    CM: Milinkovic-Savic
    LB: Sandro/Tierney
    RW: Willian

    I think we'll leave RB for another 6 months and alternate between TFM and Valencia, if that doesn't work out I wouldn't be surprised to see us have a deal lined up in January, wouldn't mind seeing us go for Fabinho though. CB will depend on actual quality players becoming available (Alderweireld/Umtiti). I think we'll have a deal lined up for Fred if Fellaini leaves.

    There seems to be a lack of quality right sided players who are available at the moment, I wouldn't mind seeing us go for Malcom at RW, although I suspect we'll lean more towards Willian (with Martial going the other way) and possibly promote Chong to back up. Mahrez could be a possibility too.
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    We'll be signing 2 CMs but not SMS and one of Jorginho/Fred. SMS is going to cost 60m approx atleast, Jorginho/Fred upwards of 40m. Doesn't make sense to have such an expensive player on bench regularly.
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    I think it will be four, five at a stretch.

    LB, CM then RB should be our priority. But if a good RW and CB is available then we should definitely show interest.
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    Yep.

    As it stands, Juvé are very interested in Darmian and would be willing to acquire him + £35m or so in exchange for Sandro which would be a great bit of business for us considering Darmian is deadwood here. Would essentially cut Sandro’s cost close to half and like you say, if Martial is sold - his funds will definitely be used to get the players/positions we need.
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    Sms is to old and on a decline I would much rather see us go for someone young and exciting like WhatApp instead.
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    Hopefully true. All these are necessary maybe bar the CB.
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    That's a major leap to assume clubs would be willing to pay that much for Martial. If he was more involved then maybe, but he won't even make the world cup with the lack of minutes he's gotten since Sanchez arrived. I can't see him going out for that much money. Maybe 50m at the most.
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    Jorginho would cost north of 40 yes but then again he could be Matic’s successor as he’s a deep lying playmaker so that makes sense for him to play in that ‘DM’ spot. Fred won’t cost north of 40 imo. At most 40 even but I think it’ll be below around 35.
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    It won't happen, we all know what we need but Jose is going on about playing Young all season. There is definitely going to frustration in this window.
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    Or he's letting Ed know if he doesn't get his chequebook out, that's how bad things are going to be next season.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    If true very good. This goes along with I what I already mentioned in the 2018/19 realistic line up thread. We desperately need addition across defense and midfield. The team also needs some top crossers next season to move to the next level and experts from deadball situations.
    There has to be top quality additions in midfield. We are nowhere near the quality required to compete with the best teams. You all saw a rusty Carrick today and he contributed more in one game than Matic, Herrera have all season. We need players capable of retaining the ball, carrying it through the midfield and also speed up our ball circulation.
    6 players is definitely the number we need to bring up the quality of the team. If we can get rid of some dead wood then it should be possible.
    Perfect summer would be:
    RB - Meunier
    LB - Alex Sandro
    CB - Alderweireld
    CM - Jorginho
    CM - Lemar
    RW - Mahrez
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    A quality player is at least £50 million these days so that could be close to £300 million. But I expect a lot of players to leave also and we should get over £100 million in sales.

    These players are likely to leave along with Carrick retiring.

    Mata, Martial, Fellaini, Shaw, Blind, Darmian, A Pereira, CBJ, Johnstone, Smalling/Jones

    Next season's squad with new signings:

    De Gea, Romero, J Pereira
    New RB, Valencia, TFM, Smalling/Jones, New CB, Bailly, Lindelof, Rojo, New LB, Young
    Pogba, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, New CM, New CM
    New RW
    , Lingard, Sanchez, Rashford, Lukaku
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    Sandro
    Bale
    Fred/Jorghino
    Fabinho
    Umtiti

    Have a feeling we could also be in for Malcolm for the RW position.
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    It would be wise for people to lower down expectations because it will get vile here during summer. 6 is a pretty big number, can see 3 or 4 coming in, especially with the World Cup.
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    I hope this is true, we really need the re-enforcements.
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    Spot on.

    Especially the last bit with the depth chart, who our projected players will be/who will be let go & the new players/positions needed.
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    22 year old promising young player who is a winger/forward who is capable of brilliant moments, can score pretty regularly and create pretty regularly? Yeah he'll go for over 50m easily. There was some speculation that he was valued at 80m in todays market. We bought him 3 years ago in a much different market for a fee rising to almost 60m. His reputation was permanently enhanced after his first season, and especially in a market where Dembele and Mbappe after pretty much 1 season went for over 100m, Martial will go for 60m at the very least IMO.
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    That would be the best summer ever, like others have said it's literally half a new team so it's probably not the most realistic, even if we did sign 6 players it'd be a real shock if they were all players of that quality.

    Though if we were ever considering buying Neymar, I would hope someone would tell Ed to get the feck away and just buy these lads instead, we'd literally have a world class starting 11.
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    I hope to see at least some business pre-world cup.

    Very interested to see how the team will look like in August.
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    CM: SMS - 60m

    CM: Fred / Jorginho - 35m/40m

    RW: Willian / Bale / Mahrez - 60m

    CB: Alderweireld / Umtiti - 40-50m/60m

    LB: Sandro (Darmian+cash) - 50m (Juve will get 60m for him from other clubs aleast, Darmian won't sell for more than 10m now)

    RB: Fabinho / Meunier (35-40m)

    No way are we buying players worth atleast 290m!

    Lets include the outs as well.

    Martial - 60m
    Shaw- 25m (max)
    Blind- 15m (max)
    Smalling/Jones 25m
    And that is it.

    Net spend of roughly 170m is unlikely
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    quoted from the article:
    "Mourinho - who also intends to reinforce the centre and right side of his defence ..."
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    Out: Shaw 28m (according to reports), Darmin 15m, Blind 20m, Martial 60m, Johnstone 10m and Smalling or Jones 25m. Total outgoing: £158m

    Alderweireld £40m
    Meunier £40m
    Sandro £50m
    Fred £40m
    Verrati or Kroos £100m
    Bale £60m


    Total spending incoming: £330m + Outgoing: £158m = £172m spending net.

    De Gea
    Meunier Bailly Alderweirld Sandro
    Kroos/Verrati Matic Pogba
    Bale Lukaku Sanchez


    Bench: Joel Periera, Fred, Chong/Lingard, Valencia, Herrera, Rashford, Lindelof.​
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    I don’t think so. I wouldn’t mind him at all but I just don’t feel it.

    United want to win so I think José and the club will be focused on bringing in cemented players versus younger players who are more so projects for the future. Similar reason to why we got Sanchez and why Martial’s tenure may be up and using his sale funds to purchase a player in a different position of need. That’s just how I see things playing out. Would be surprised if we get someone ‘unproven’. Same reason why I’m ruling out Sessegnon even though I would love to get him.
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    Very similar to my post. :lol::lol:
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