The English giants Manchester United are pondering about bringing Mario Mandzukic and Gregory van der Wiel to the English top flight. According to The Sun, MANU are on the verge of singing Atletico Madrid’s forward Mandzukic who might cost £36 million. Latest Manchester United transfer rumours are also indicating that the Red Devils are highly interested in Paris Saint Germain defender van der Wiel.
The Red Devils boss Van Gaal is pushing this deal to happen as he has marked the forward as a prime target. He would like Mandzukic to replace Robin van Persie, if the Dutch striker finally decides to leave the Old Trafford. Persie has already indicated that he wants more first team involvement which he lacked in the last season to make him prepared for forthcoming European Championship.
MANU has finished the English Premier League in the fourth position gaining a chance to participate in the Champions League next season. They will try to bring back their old deadly form which they severely lacked throughout the whole season. The attackers weren’t that much productive in terms of the money MANU invested in them. Their high-paid loanee Radamel Falcao was a disaster, providing only four goals and the ‘flying Dutchman’ Robin van Persie’s 10 goals weren’t enough for his 27 league appearances. The Red Devils will need some blistering forwards in the squad if they seriously consider themselves as a league title contender.
The 29-year-old Croatian striker has scored 20 goals for Atletico Madrid in his 37 appearances and passed a successful campaign in the La Liga. Reportedly, he went through some bad patches with Atletico boss Simeone which is driving Man Utd to pursue the natural goal scorer.
There has been some speculation regarding Mandzukic’s future destination, three Premier League sides- Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have made an inquiry to secure his service but now it seems that the Red Devils are getting closer to seal the deal.
The Red Devils, previously linked with Barcelona full-back Dani Alves and Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne but missed out on both occasions. Alves recently has extended his contract with the Catalans and Clyne is not gettable right now. So Van der Wiel can be a perfect option to pursue for, according to Manchester United transfer rumours.
MANU will have to spend £9 million to bring the right-back at the Old Trafford.