Manchester United Have Almost Spent £1 Billion Since Lifting Their Last Premier League Title
Manchester United have nearly spent an eye-watering £1 billion since their last Premier League title in 2013.
When Harry Maguire's £85 million move from Leicester City is confirmed in the coming days, it will take 'The Red Devils' spending to £968 million in the last six years.
There's a chance they tip it over the £1 billion mark if their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes ends up with the Portuguese at Old Trafford before Thursday's transfer deadline.
The signing of Harry Maguire will mean Manchester United have spent £968,000,000 on players since last winning the Premier League in 2013.- The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) August 2, 2019
They have spent £1.18b since last winning the Champions League.
Since their last Champions League victory in 2008, their spending has eclipsed the £1 billion mark standing at £1.18 billion.
Of United's top ten expensive signings, nine of them have come in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.
The only Fergie signing still standing in the list is Dimitar Berbatov who signed from Tottenham for £30.75 million in 2008.
Paul Pogba's £89 million move from Juventus still sits atop the pile, with wantaway Romelu Lukaku clocking in at third place behind Maguire.
Despite this summer seeing United remain inactive other than Daniel James & Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the last few days have injected fresh hope into United fans for the new season.
Maguire seems to be all but completed, while rumours still swirl regarding Fernandes, with David Amoyal claiming he could join after Sporting's Supertaca game against Benfica on Sunday.
However, the most talked about deal is the potential swap with Juventus, seeing Romelu Lukaku go to Turin in exchange for Argentine forward Paulo Dybala.
What is the latest on Lukaku x Dybala deal?@FabrizioRomano has the latest on the Transfer Talk podcast from Italy as Manchester United and Juventus continue talks- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 2, 2019
Listen: https://t.co/ModbLTYGqB pic.twitter.com/kU61tPxyeY
The last few days have seen claims that Juve are desperate to offload the 25-year-old to make way for Lukaku.
The former Palermo man at Old Trafford is a tantalising prospect for United fans, but the decision lies on his shoulders with Lukaku reportedly happy to move to the Serie A champions.
United will also hope this swap deal works out better than their last attempt, with Alexis Sanchez floundering following his move from Arsenal in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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Words by Daniel Marland.