Manchester United invested smartly over the summer. Chelsea were the only Premier League club to spend more money and there is no way they did so as wisely as United, with Todd Boehly causing a splash after diving into the football industry.
There is still a feeling that United could improve several areas in the team and we would be silly not to take up any opportunities that may arise when the transfer window reopens in January.
Ten Hag’s signings have already made a positive impact this season and according to The Sun, the Dutchman has now been given clearance to spend another £70 million in the January transfer window.
Another pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has not been ruled out – but it doesn’t enter our minds here while I try come up with some options for United in the January transfer window.
What way should Manchester United try to spread £70m in January to strengthen the team? Dip back into the Eredivisie.
Cody Gakpo – PSV Eindhoven
Let’s go back and get the PSV Eindhoven forward this winter. The problem will be reaching an agreement over a fee in January since the Dutch attacker was reportedly worth €50m in the summer. It will cost more to prize Gakpo away from PSV because when are targeting the Eredivisie title.
He has 9 goals and 6 assists in 12 games across all competitions in just 962 minutes. This is a player who brings speed and directness to the table, as well as being a decent finisher.
Joey Veernan – PSV Eindhoven
If €30m is your budget for a midfielder midway through the season, PSV Eindhoven’s Veernan is a solid option. He is the heartbeat in their midfield averaging 83% when it comes to passing accuracy, creating approximately three key passes a game.
Lutsharel Geertruida – Feyenoord
Tyrell Malacia’s former teammate would be a good option at right-back. He is perfect for Ten Hag’s system with a combination of pace, technical qualities, and awareness in defensive positions.