Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster Manchester United’s midfield options.
After forking out a world record £89 million to return Paul Pogba to Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho could be set to spend big on another player who left Manchester United for a nominal fee in 2012.
Despite signing Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitarayan over the summer, rumours linking United with a move for another midfield player continue to circulate, as Mourinho’s side look unbalanced in the middle of the park.
In order to address this issue, according to The Sun, the Portuguese manager has identified Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater as the ideal candidate to offer protection to United’s back four, while simultaneously allowing Paul Pogba more freedom to roam.
However, as Drinkwater recently signed a £90,000 per-week five year contract extension, Mourinho will have to shell out £30 million in order to prise the Leicester City midfielder away from the King Power Stadium.
As a means of tempting the midfielder back to Old Trafford, United are said to be willing to offer Drinkwater a contract worth £150,000 per-week.
Nevertheless, after spending £89 million to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford, some United fans could be forgiven for feeling uneasy at the prospect of paying such an amount of money for a player their club discarded not so long ago.