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Man Utd could have less than £100m to spend on new signings this summer

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd could have less than £100m to spend on new signings this summer

Manchester United could have less than £100million to spend on new signings, according to a fresh report.

A recent downturn in form has proven Erik ten Hag must still undergo major squad surgery for United to challenge the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal for the Premier League title.

United currently sit fourth in the table, a place and a point above Liverpool, albeit with a game in hand over the Mersyeside club.

Next season, United will look to close the gap on their Premier League rivals by bringing in a striker, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen thought to be the first names on Ten Hag’s wish list.


But of course, it will cost eye-watering transfer sums to prize away either forward from their current club.

Elsewhere, United have been tipped to sign a David De Gea replacement, after the Spanish keeper’s latest series of blunders, as well as a new right back.

However, the club’s transfer plans could be greatly scuppered for one key reason.



Man Utd’s transfer budget

The Athletic claimed that United’s transfer budget for new signings this summer is around £100million, plus the money the club generates through player sales.

Of course, that figure alone will likely not be enough to sign players of the calibre of Kane and Osimhen.

However, should the club not qualify for the Champions League that initial total would be dented, as noted by the publication.


Indeed Financial Fair Play regulations act as a function of what you can spend from your revenue. In turn, should you earn less because you are playing Europa League rather than Champions League football, you can spend less.

Moreover, United’s most ambitious targets will likely want to play football in Europe’s premier competition, so it would become difficult to attract the best players when not in the Champions League.

Of course, United’s transfer budget will also be determined by the outcome of the Glazers’ attempts to sell the club. Should Sir Jim Ratcliffe or Sheikh Jassim be successful in taking over United it will naturally have implications on the club’s spending power.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Transfers, Manchester United, Premier League, Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Erik Ten Hag

Chris Byfield
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