What an incredible few months it’s been for Manchester United.
On May 21, they won the FA Cup. If that wasn’t good enough, just days afterwards they sacked their much-maligned manager Louis van Gaal and soon replaced him with Jose Mourinho.
Although the transfer window only officially opened today, they have already had a very successful summer in terms of buying players. The Special One splashed £30 million on Eric Bailly but, if that transfer didn’t get fans excited, the next couple of signings certainly will.
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Yesterday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced he would be signing for the club via an Instagram post and, while there hasn’t been an official word from the club, there’s very little doubt that the deal will soon be confirmed.
And, on the very same day, the official club store let slip that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would soon follow after they started selling shirts with his name on the back.
However, believe it or not, there could still be a signing that could trump both Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan. Of course, we’re talking about Paul Pogba.
United have been heavily linked with resigning for French midfielder - although it's been reported that Real Madrid are also very interested.
However, according to the Telegraph, the Red Devils have submitted a £80 million bid for the 23-year-old.
They claim that Madrid are only prepared to go as high as £60 million while sources close to Juventus said that Mourinho is able to offer substantially more and he is willing to break the world transfer record set when Gareth Bale signed for Real for £86 million to secure Pogba’s services.
Madrid or Manchester?
Yesterday, it was reported by the Manchester Evening News that Pogba would prefer a move to Real Madrid, rather than a return to Old Trafford.
However, with the Spanish champions refusing to shell out more than £60 million and United able to offer Pogba a ridiculous deal, it’s not inconceivable to see him return to the Theatre of Dreams.
It appears that, despite not competing in the Champions League next season, United are still able to attract big names to their club. Mourinho may have something to do with that with the Portuguese boss able to charm potential signings.
The Pogba transfer saga looks as though it will be the story of the summer transfer window. Will he remain at Juventus, go to Madrid or return to United?
Time will tell.