Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has spoken on the club’s future transfer plans in a conference call with investors yesterday afternoon.
The CEO revealed that the Red Devils’ will invest in new signings based on the strength of the club’s financial results, but he is confident that they now have the right recruitment strategy in place:
“Over the last few years, we have significantly invested in our recruitment infrastructure to augment our already strong and experienced recruitment team, all of whom who are all working to a clear philosophy.
“This is demonstrated by the signing of Harry Maguire, Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who have all settled in well. We will continue with our strategy to promote the best of the players graduating from our academy together with material investment in the coming summers to strengthen our young squad further and challenge for trophies.”
There is no mention of spending during the January transfer window but it would be reading too much into Woodward’s words to say that there won’t be any money spent.
It is generally the case that clubs do the majority of their transfer business in the summer, and that is likely what Woodward is hinting at here.
Recent reports in the English media suggest that United have a shortlist of eight players they will look to snap up in upcoming transfer windows. Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Moussa Dembele, Callum Wilson, Declan Rice, James Maddison, Jack Grealish and John McGinn are all players that the club are said to be looking at.