Erik ten Hag given £100 million transfer budget at Manchester United for next summer
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been giving just a £100 million budget for the upcoming transfer window, according to The Athletic (h/t Metro).
The former Ajax head coach is looking to sign up to four players next summer. However, considering the funds allocated towards that operation, it does not look encouraging.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the Dutch manager’s top target ahead of the upcoming transfer window. To buy the England international alone would cost the Old Trafford side around £100 million.
Apart from a number nine, Ten Hag is eyeing bolstering other areas as well. The gaffer wants to add a new central midfielder, centre-back and right-back to the squad in the coming months.
Thus, player sales are going to be vital in order to rebuild the team. The likes of Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial are all up for sale.
Last summer, the Dutch manager was handed some quality signings. Christian Eriksen arrived on a free transfer and has been impressive. Lisandro Martinez has also become a key player for the former Ajax head coach at United.
We also signed the Brazilian pair of Casemiro and Antony. The former Real Madrid star has been essential to the Red Devils’ success in the current campaign. On the other hand, the 23-year-old forward has shown glimpses of his talent at the Old Trafford side.
However, in January, the Manchester-based club’s hierarchy failed to back the manager. Still, even with someone like Wout Weghorst playing upfront a lot for us over the last few months, Ten Hag has managed to be relatively successful.
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United have won the Carabao Cup, are in the FA Cup final and have secured a place in the top four. But in order to take us to the next level, the gaffer will evidently need funds next summer. Hopefully, those who write the checks at the club will ensure the Dutch manager gets what he wants.