Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has admitted that Chelsea’s insane summer spending spree is what his old side should have done this transfer window after feeling disappointed with just the one arrival, Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Chelsea have spent upwards of £200m this summer transfer window on a total of six new players, Kai Havertz (£72m), Timo Werner (£47.7m), Ben Chilwell (£45.18m), Hakim Ziyech (£36m), Thiago Silva (free) and Malang Sarr (free), as per TransferMarkt.
It is believed that United are still in the market for a centre-back, a left-back and a forward, however, they’ve yet to add a second addition to their squad.
According to Sky Sports the Reds have recently made a break-through in talks in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho after it was reported that the club have now agreed personal and agent fees and will now be looking to issue Dortmund with a formal bid.
However, despite the positive news that the Reds could finally be looking to close in on long-term number-one target, former defender Neville believes it’s still not enough.
“But that’s going to be difficult. Ole needs more players and support from the board to do that.
“When you look at the bench, the game changers aren’t there, the depth is not there. They definitely need a centre-back, a midfield player, a forward and a right winger, and potentially another defender, maybe a left-back too.
“I am disappointed because I wanted the players that Chelsea signed to go to United.”