Jadon Sancho [Sun] and Tanguy Ndombele [Mail] are being touted as two big money signings at Old Trafford this summer.
Both are valued at £70 million plus. Of course each of them would be tremendous additions to United’s squad.
Sancho can be the right winger United have lacked for years, and Ndombele a replacement for Nemanja Matic in midfield.
Interest in each of these big money players can be turned into a reality if United snap up Tony Alderweireld this summer.
Defence is a position United need to strengthen. Improvements under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have made it less urgent than it previous seemed.
Signing world class defender Alderweireld for just £26 million would address the issues and prevent the need to spend £80-90 million on another centre-back.
Different approachesThat may not be universally popular. Others would prefer to sign Kalidou Koulibaly and sign cheaper alternatives elsewhere.
It might not be possible to sign Sancho or Ndombele or another player in the same price range if a deal for Koulibaly is done.
Alderweireld’s bargain price tag is the key for United to chase big money additions in midfield and attack.
Here are a couple of possible strategic options for United.
- Sign Koulibaly, sign Bergwign
- Sign Alderweireld, sign Sancho
Of these two, both would improve United’s team. But Bergwijn may be a bigger drop off than Sancho than Alderweireld is from Koulibaly.
It will be interesting to see which way United go, it’s not even April yet and Solskjaer is yet to be confirmed as manager.
However it’s clear that the way United’s summer is shaping up, one area of the team will get big investment and the rest will work around this. The question is which?
Where would you rather see United spend the most? Attack or defence?