This summer’s transfer window has seen more than £800million spent by the 20 Premier League clubs, with the figure likely to smash £1billion for the first time before the window shuts.
The likes of Watford, West Ham and Swansea have all smashed their club record transfer fee this summer to bring quality talent to the league.
Another club that has broken their club record fee - and the world record fee for that matter - is Manchester United. The Red Devils re-signed Paul Pogba for an incredible £89million as Jose Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the title.
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Pogba joined Eric Bailly (£30m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£26m) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (free) at Old Trafford with the Portuguese boss wasting no time in strengthening his team.
But what does the Special One think of the club’s transfer activity?
“It was magnificent,” he said, per Manchester Evening news.
“I’m happy with the market. We have a squad, we have to make a team and to make a team takes time and little steps.”
Some believed that, with the lack of Champions League football, it may be difficult for Mourinho to attract top talent to the club during this transfer window. However, that hasn’t appeared to be the case with the former Chelsea boss seemingly getting his four transfer targets.
“Credit to the potential that the club has, not just financially but also what the club means for the world of football to attract players,” said Mourinho.
“I gave a contribution because I was very objective. I think some managers, they have doubts. They find it difficult to decide, they are almost decided and then you come with another idea.”
However, Mourinho has admitted that the transfer window was made slightly easier for him after he was out of a job since his sacking from Chelsea in December. And, although he wasn’t officially confirmed as United manager until the summer, he could still work on transfer targets long before that.
“Of course, I was in the country for many years. I was not working since December. I watched Man United play many, many times. I had an idea about the squad and when I arrived I was ready to be objective,” he said.
“This is what I would like to have, decide the numbers for each position. So if you cannot get this one then you have the second, third or fourth.
“The targets were there on the table, after that was the club power and they were very strong, they were very good and they did everything before August 14.”
Mourinho is obviously very happy with the business he has done in the transfer window this summer, so he’ll have no excuses if his side fail to perform on the pitch.
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