Louis van Gaal plans on holding a transfer summit with the Glazer’s ahead of another major summer spending spree. The club’s American owners are in town and the Reds manager confirmed that he intends to speak to them about his transfer plans.
Joel and Avram Glazer attended Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford and while the Reds recent form might have brought some cheer to the owners, Van Gaal knows that he will need some quality additions to his squad before even thinking of mounting a title challenge next season.
Top of the agenda is likely to be the future of David de Gea, who has been linked to Real Madrid as an eventual replacement for Iker Casillas. United would want to tie him down to a long-term contract as he enters his peak years and to do so, the Reds will have to make him one of the best paid goalkeepers in this world given his outstanding form for the past two years.
After having won the Player of the Year award last season, it won’t be a surprise to see him in contention this year too given that he has single-handedly saved his side a lot of times with a series of man-of-the-match performances.
They also have the issue of Radamel Falcao to consider before the end of the season with the Colombian’s recent poor form raising question marks over his fitness issues and suitability to the Premier League. The striker has looked a shadow of the player that terrorized defences all over the world and it is unlikely that United would pay over the odds for the 29-year-old. Given that Mendes represents both De Gea and Falcao, it will be a tricky test for Woodward to ensure a favourable outcome in negotiations with the Portuguese super-agent.
Written by Jash Mehta [@the_manutd_blog]