Manchester United are hoping to conclude deals for further targets - even after bringing in Angel Di Maria.
Angel Di Maria will be announced as a Manchester United player tomorrow, but the Red Devils don’t expect him to be the last arrival at the club this summer.
The signing of Di Maria, for £59.7 million from Real Madrid, takes United’s spending to close to £133 million this summer, but they are intending to continue to add quality to their squad.
According to Manchester reporter for the Guardian, Jamie Jackson, United are still working away on further transfers this summer.
#mufc hope to make an official statement tomorrow re Di Maria. Hope there could yet be more signings before 1 Sep— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) August 25, 2014
It is thought that Arturo Vidal is still on Louis Van Gaal’s wishlist, whilst Daley Blind remains a target.
United scouts were at Ajax’s game against PSV Eindhoven at the weekend, seemingly keeping a close eye on the Dutch international – who could aid their squad in either midfield or defence due his versatility.
There has been no doubt that United are short of quality, but such a big spending summer is a statement of their intentions to make it back to the Champions League.
The side slumped to a seventh placed finish last season, but they are aiming to make a resurgence this time around – even if they initial signs haven’t been encouraging.
Van Gaal’s side are yet to win this season, following a defeat to Swansea City and a draw with Sunderland in their opening two games and they have acted to provide their new boss with the quality he needs to improve their form.
Di Maria should be a major help to his, but there can be no question that there is still a lot to do in other areas.
The central-defensive positions look weak, whilst a right-wing back and a midfield enforcer could also be targeted this summer by the club.
Di Maria will become the fourth summer signing the club have made following the additions of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo earlier this summer – showing that despite their lack of European football they are still a big draw to the highest quality players.