Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been handed a major transfer boost with the Glazers willing to back him to secure key targets this summer, Mirror report.
The Red Devils have signed just one player in Mason Mount from Chelsea for £60 million, but talks are currently ongoing with Inter Milan for goalkeeper Andre Onana.
United were hoping to secure his services for £40m, but they will now need to pay close to £50m for him. The club also have their sights on Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.
The Dane is valued at around £60m by the Serie A outfit, but United are hopeful of reducing the fee by offering squad players such as Mason Greenwood as part of the deal.
It was initially highlighted that Ten Hag has a budget on only £120m before player sales, but he has now received a boost with the Glazers prepared to offer financial support.
They are willing to commit the £170m-odd required to sign the desired targets such that United don’t fall behind their top-four rivals, which would indirectly lower the club’s value.
As things stand, the Glazers have not picked a preferred buyer between Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and the takeover saga may probably continue beyond the summer.
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It has been an exciting transfer window from a neutral point of view. Arsenal have spent a staggering £200m on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber after finishing second in the league.
Liverpool have also taken their spending spree close to £100m, and are currently lining up another midfielder. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have also been very active in the transfer market.
Despite finishing third in the standings, United’s lack of urgency has been surprising this summer. Hopefully, the fresh financial backing will speed up the transfer process in the coming days.
Ten Hag needs a new goalkeeper and a striker for the main part of pre-season in the United States. Onana should arrive soon, but it is uncertain whether United can quickly seal the signing of Hojlund.
There have been contrasting reports on the asking price for the Denmark international. We should get more clarity when United make a formal offer for the 20-year-old in the coming days.
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