Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Luke Shaw in a swap deal for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti who Jose Mourinho is apparently fond of.
The Portuguese manager showed he’s not opposed to swap deals when he signed Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window.
The Chilean came to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the opposite direction and joining Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal for a deal that involved no cash whatsoever.
Such a straight swap deal is rather rare in modern football but Mourinho proved he’s not afraid to use such a negotiating tactic in order to get the player he wants. Do you think Shaw will be a United player next year? Check out some odds with this betfred promo code.
With Shaw reportedly set to leave United and the Spanish side are seemingly interested in him, the move could potentially turn into reality.
According to the Daily Star, Don Balon report that the Red Devils are looking to offer Luke in a bid to sign Umtiti for a cheaper price.
A player swap involving cash suits Jose more than just straight cash due to his reportedly ‘limiting’ budget for the summer transfer window.
Manchester United are said to have given him £200m to spend which would normally be plenty to cause damage with but the former Chelsea manager is said to be planning a complete summer overhaul.
Jose Mourinho has publicly stated his happiness with his attackers and insisted he will only be focussing on revamping the defence and midfield.
Buying Samuel using just cash means spending £60m to trigger his release clause as it’s unlikely the La Liga giants will want to sell him for any less.