Man Utd have reportedly made a £40m for Toby Alderweireld, but Jose Mourinho has urged the board to go for a second centre-half.
Jose Mourinho and his club, Manchester United, has been unexpected and poor in this summer’s transfer window. The boss is clearly not happy with the club’s behavior towards new recruits and has been critical of the board.
He did speak and slam his seniors at the club after Manchester United were routed 4-1 against Liverpool. Ed Woodward did offer his commiserations to the Portuguese and promised to make at least one signing. However, United’s CEO has failed to keep his word. Mourinho was once again critical of the board following his team’s 1-0 loss against Bayern Munich.
With less than 48 hours left until the closure of the Premier League’s transfer window, United have been linked with a move for several of their centre back targets. According to latest reports from the Express, they have stricken personal terms with Toby Alderweireld and are only waiting to have their offer accepted from Spurs.
Alderweireld has been on United’s radar since January and after a few failed attempts, they are finally set to get their long time target.
Manchester United edging closer to deal for Toby Alderweireld. Have offered £40m, and believe that should be enough. Suggestion Mourinho wants a second centre half, Yerry Mina still on radar though Everton in pole position. #MUFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 7, 2018
There has been another twist in the tale. Jose Mourinho has requested Ed Woodward to sign a second central defender. Yerry Mina continues to be on United’s radar amid heavy speculation of his exit from Barcelona.
After just six appearances with the Blaugrana yet a stellar campaign with Colombia at the World Cup, Mina has United and Everton looking to sign him. To fuel the speculation even more, the £36 million valued defender was also seen training separately from his teammates on Tuesday.
It looks like Jose Mourinho has a plan to execute at the Old Trafford this season. He has been disparaging towards the board and said that nothing big can be expected after a horrible summer transfer period.
The Red Devils begin their chase for a first Premier League in six seasons against Leicester City in front of their own fans. While they are far from favourites, Mourinho and Co. have a special killer instinct which cannot be questioned.