Hummels & Vidal Top Manchester United Shopping List For January

Manchester United will most likely continue to splash the cash by January as it seems that Louis van Gaal is not really contented with what he has at the moment. It is also probable that the top echelons at Old Trafford will be willing to back this mega spending with the new lease of life that their £150m expenditure has yielded. For the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have moved back into the top four fold. However, with this positive review, the squad is still lacking in the defensive and midfield option and many still feel this issues are an oversight on either or both of Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal path. They could have struggled to convince Mehdi Benatia to join Manchester United and not Bayern Munich even if they claim that it was Arsenal who chose to ignore their bids for Thomas Vermaleen who has eventually joined Catalan giants, Barcelona.

At the moment, the Manchester giants are reportedly eyeing the powerful Mats Hummels who presently plies his trade with German outfit Borrusia Dortmund. Hummels was an integral part of Germany’s World Cup winning side and has since caught the fancy of Louis van Gaal who is now head bent on signing the centre-back. At 25-years-old, no other in his position could fit in as well as he would in the Red Devil defence unit. The Manchester United manager remains undeterred even with the mammoth £32m fee that Borrusia Dortmund are requesting and as a matter of fact when you consider the financial implications that the club committed to, in securing the services of teenager, Luke Shaw, then you’d know that Manchester United would go to any length to secure a defender who can bring to the fold what Nemanja Vidic took with him when he switched to Inter Milan.

Another player under the Louis van Gaal’s radar is Juventus ‘bad’ boy Arturo Vidal, his transfer news had been plastered all over several news outlets since the Chilean’s exploits at the World Cup in Brazil and the saga has been some sort of nuisance as both clubs involved have continuously denied the possibility of such deal. Recently, when Vidal was involved in an altercation, many pundits felt this will prompt the Italian giants to decide to offload him but with new reports filtering in from Turin, the management of the Old Lady have insisted that their box-to-box midfield maestro is not up for sale.

Manchester United fans have been relishing the idea of having a powerful midfielder who can provide physical presence, the type that Yaya Toure provides at Manchester City or even what Chelsea enjoys with Nemanja Matic on the field, but if wishes were horses, then beggars would also ride and as it is obvious, signing Arturo Vidal goes beyond wishful thinking, if Louis van Gaal really wants midfielder, then he better move in and get him by January or forever hold his peace.

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