One thing I like about Jose Mourinho is his meticulous preparation. Be it for a match or for a season – the Portuguese leaves no stone unturned and wants to prepare well in advance. It must do something with his obsession to be in control, but I am not complaining. True to his nature, the Manchester United manager is preparing his list for the next summer transfer window.
According to reports in the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils manager wants to add more left-footed quality to his team and has listed a number of potential targets for the club to sign.
Mourinho’s presence at the helm of affairs at United has seen a change in the transfer window activity, with the club signing some big names, early in the transfer window. Jose has overseen the signings of Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, and Nemanja Matic – not to mention a clutch of others, to put together a quality squad.
Is the squad complete? Not by any stretch of the imagination, and even you and I would agree with that. So, who are the signings that Jose is targeting?
One big name that was linked to our club for the entire summer was Antoine Griezmann. The Atletico Madrid striker came close to making a move to Old Trafford, but a change of circumstances prevented the move.
United could be back in for the French striker as Mourinho looks to add quality and depth up front. He would, no doubt, be a man in-demand but I have full faith that if United go for him, every other club’s interest would become inconsequential.
Some of the other names include that of Danny Rose, Gareth Bale, and Mesut Ozil. Rose is a strong possibility as Mourinho looks to plug his problematic left-back position, as his discontent with Luke Shaw continues. Will that be a swap deal involving Shaw or a stand-alone transfer is something which would be up for discussion!
Ozil’s situation at Arsenal is well-known and Mourinho may as well go for his former protégé, although I would be the last one to buy into that ‘let’s get Ozil’ bandwagon. Same goes with Bale as the Welshman looks like a pale shadow of himself with continuous injuries.
What’s your take on this?