Think we could get smart in this transfer window we need to generally improve squad depth as well as first 11 and maybe just maybe if everything goes well we might be able to add 3 players in the winter window. The issue with this season is the number of games we’ve played, a mid season World Cup and how tired our players are because they squad depth is so poor plus the high level of injuries we’ve had.
We need to make 3 or 4 top level transfer in summer, 3 free transfers and 1 or 2 young emerging players that are relatively cheap. I think we will have £180m maximum to spend after player sales, loans and releases;
Player Sales ; H Maguire, E Bailey, A Telles, E Laird, Fred, B Williams, A Martial, DVB, A Elanga max £80m for all those players.
Loans ; M Greenwood, F Pellistri, A Fernandes,
Key Signings ; D Raya (30m) KMJ(45m), R Hojlund(55m) L Sane, K Coman or O Dembele (50m)
Free Signings ; Y Tielemans, A Rabiot and M Thurham
We need squad depth and we need players who want to compete to get in starting 11 we won’t get Kane and Osimhen will blow the budget and we need a genuine speedster like Sane, Dembele or K Coman to give us a true threat down the right and Sancho should be trained as number 10 and compete with Bruno.
In January when Henderson is fit from injury, Greenwood value has gone up on his loan and Mctominay can’t get regular football we should sell all 3 for hopefully £70-75m, loan out Amad to mid table PL team and then go get the following
Winter Window; Harry Kane £50m, Moses Caciedo £85m J Frimpong or D Dumfries £35m net spend £120m
Two of the most talented youngsters in South America for £20m , one number 10, one attacking young left back
Summer Squad after transfer ;
GK (4) - D Raya, D De Gea, T Heaton,
D Henderson (InJured)
Defenders(9) - D Dalot, AWB, T Malacia, L Shaw, KMJ, V Lindelof, R Varanne, L Martinez, T Mengdi
Midfield(7) - Casemeiro, Eriksen, Bruno, A Rabiot, S Mctominay, Y Tielemans, J Sancho
Attack(7) - M Rashford, R Hojlund, O Dembele, Garnaucho, M Thurham, Antony
Our first 11 after summer ; D Raya, D Dalot, R Varane, KMJ, L Shaw, Casemeiro, A Rabiot , Bruno, Dembele, Hojlund, Rashford
Bench - De Gea, AWB, Lindelof, C Ericsen , Tielemans, Sancho, Antony, Thurman, Garnaucho
Our first 11 after winter transfer- D Raya, DumFries, KMJ, L Martinez, L Shaw, Casemeiro, Caciedo, Bruno, Dembele, Kane, Rashford
Bemch - De Gea, AWB, R Varane, A Rabiot, Ericsen, Hojlund, M Thurham, Garnaucho, Y Tielemans
One of Sancho and Antony might be sold by then too and the squad will carry injuries so we will have probably only 23 from 27 players and a young talent like Shay Lacey may emerge at 17/18 by winter. We only challenge if we start well in the season we would need 44-46 points from 20 PL games before New Year which means 14/15 PL wins. This squad has goals, pace, experience, solid defence and creativity but you only play if your in form and fit.
Long answer we need £300m, over two windows and an awful lot of luck to get the right signings and a good start.
Most important Factor however is. Glazers Need To F….OFF ASAP