Manchester United will reportedly have to pay Juventus £52m this summer if they want to sign left-back Alex Sandro away from the Turin giants.
The Champions League finalist is coming off the back of an impressive season for the Serie A giants, where he registered 43 appearances in total, scoring three goals and providing seven assists.
With Dani Alves on the opposite side, the duo were crucial to Massimiliano Allegri’s success, and he will hope to keep hold of his star players moving forward.
However, it could be complicated as the Evening Standard claimed that United are keen on Sandro whilst Premier League champions Chelsea are also showing interest, but it’s going to cost them as they’ll have to break the bank for a mouthful £52m for the Brazilian ace.
It’s crucial that Jose Mourinho brings in another left-sided player to Old Trafford this summer to either play as a full-back or wing-back depending on his system, as he only really has Antonio Valencia currently which won’t be nearly enough ahead of our return to the Champions League.
Nevertheless, that is a lot of money to be spending on a player that isn’t necessarily needed, with the likes of Ryan Bertrand and Benjamin Mendy also mentioned in the report and they are arguably more viable candidates, especially in light of Sandro’s price-tag.
Despite winning three trophies in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, Mourinho will surely feel as though he has a lot of work to do this summer.
We were so unfortunate in some ways that injuries hurt us this season, and if we hope to compete on various fronts this coming season, then they’re going to need several new faces to flesh out the squad and help them cope with a busier fixture list.