Manchester United seem desperate for world-class players right now and they don’t want to wait until their managerial situation is sorted out before splashing the cash, in case they miss out on some big targets.
We recently said that Andre Gomes was wanted at Old Trafford, although United were put off by the £100million+ buyout fee imposed on the player.
It now looks as though cash strapped Valencia are willing to talk about the future of the 22-year-old, with Juventus having reportedly already agrees a deal in principle. In football however, until the dotted line is signed, nothing is ever confirmed and Manchester United are still trying to wrangle a deal that might see them steal the player from under the nose of Juventus.
Italian media group, TuttoSport, claimed very recently that a deal had been reached and Gomes was on his way to Italy. Juventus are willing to part with around £20m for the player, although Manchester United could offer more as they have more disposable cash lying around.
Club chairman, Ed Woodward would have to move fast in order to secure the services of the young player, who has impressed this year despite Valencia’s poor season which saw Gary Neville dismissed after a string of defeats.
Ed Woodward is also concerned about his own credibility, having signed a host of players that haven’t quite lived up to expectations. Will Gomes change United’s fortunes around? Or is he another expensive flop waiting to happen?