With two big-name signings already in the bag, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up about what could come up next at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described any new signings for Manchester United this summer as a ‘bonus’.
The Red Devils have signed Jadon Sancho in an €85 million deal from Borussia Dortmund this summer, while Raphael Varane is expected to complete his move from Real Madrid soon. Tom Heaton has also returned to Old Trafford on a free transfer from Aston Villa.
This could bring United’s summer spending up to around €134m once the club completes Varane’s €49m (£42m) deal.
That said, Solskjaer refuses to rule out any more recruits before the summer transfer window closes at the end of the month.
“Anything from now is a bonus,” said the Red Devils boss told ESPN.
“I have to say that with the two signings we’ve got, we’ve strengthened where we wanted to strengthen. Let’s see what happens. You never know in football. Anything can happen, ins and outs.”
🔴 Raphael Varane is expected to arrive in England in the next couple of days to complete his move to Manchester United
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Reports have suggested United could sign a new right-back, namely Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, or a midfielder, especially as Paul Pogba’s future hangs in the balance.
The Frenchman, who is with the squad for pre-season training in Scotland, is out of contract next summer. He is yet to agree on a new deal with the club. His uncertain situation has fueled rumors of a potential switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
19-year-old winger Facundo Pellistri, meanwhile, has re-joined Alaves in La Liga for a second loan spell. Tahith Chong has gone out on loan to Birmingham in the Championship. Goalkeepers Joel Pereira and Sergio Romero have both left the club as free agents this summer.
Doubts also continue to linger over the futures of Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, and Andreas Pereira.