Julian Laurens backs United to have a cautious transfer window
According to ESPN pundit Julian Laurens, Manchester United are unlikely to go crazy in the upcoming transfer window.
The club’s debt increased to a whopping £429million. This represents an increase of £130million from last year. The increase was facilitated by the world record outlay the club made on Harry Maguire last summer.
In spite of the liabilities, United have been linked with a number of big-money moves this summer. Deals for Jadon Sancho, Wissam Ben-Yedder, and Jack Grealish could see the club outlay as much as £170million in the upcoming window.
“Clearly, the money is there. That doesn’t mean they are going to spend all of that, they will probably try to be cautious.”
Already lagging behind the top teams in the league, fans would have been worried that the club would not be able to fork out the necessary investment once the market opens.
Laurens, however, has put those fears to rest. He believes the Red Devils still have the financial clout to outspend their rivals. According to the report, this figure could be as much as £240million.
In spite of it, Laurens does not believe the club will act irresponsibly. He predicted that United will exercise caution when attempting to land their biggest targets.
This financial strength could prove the difference when it comes to selecting our targets. While other clubs may have to drop down their wishlist, United could cherry-pick the best talents available.
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The Frenchman’s comments showcase the advantageous position the club is in with respect to their rivals. While clubs such as Liverpool have put transfer plans on hold, United have the leeway to invest where needed. This could help us close the gap on our arch-rivals at the top of the table.