Louis van Gaal has been told that money will not get in his way, if he wants to improve his Manchester United squad.
Even though Manchester United spent over £150 million this summer in adding new recruits to the squad, including the English record-breaking £59.7 million transfer of Angel Di Maria, Louis van Gaal is still keen to bolster his squad on targets such as Diego Godin and Mats Hummels, who play for Atletico Madrid and Borrussia Dortmund respectively. Kevin Strootman has also been a long term target, who is believed to be a replacement for Darren Fletcher, due to Fletcher’s long term illness and struggle to get back to full fitness.
However, unless one of Manchester United’s long term targets become available, it is to be believed that Manchester United will not be looking to spend in the January transfer window, istead opting to wait until the end of the season.
“Should any of them become available in January, which is obviously rare, we will consider acting. But it is a low probability.”
It would be unlikely for any of United’s long term targets; Diego Godin, Mats Hummels or Kevin Strootman to leave for United in January. With Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and AS Roma all still in the Champions League, it would be very risky to sell some of their best assets.
Although Manchester United are expected to spend a big amount of money in the summer window, departures are also expected from Old Trafford.Louis van Gaal will be allowed to decide the futures of Jonny Evans, Rafael, Chris Smalling and Robin van Persie, who’s contracts are all set to run out at the end of the season, with Jonny Evans and Rafael both expected to leave. Decisions will also be made as to whether to sell Nani and Javier Hernandez, who have both been performing well for Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid respectively.