The Daily Mail has quoted an inside source as saying that Manchester United’s new deal with Adidas will enable to them to bring any player in the world to the club over the next few years – including the football deity otherwise known as Lionel Messi.
Manchester United’s spending went through the roof last summer as previous constraints seemed to dissolve in front of our eyes.
But this appears to be just the start of it as The Daily Mail reports:
Manchester United’s £750million kit deal with adidas means nobody is off limits this summer – and that includes Lionel Messi.
A source close to the 10-year agreement told Sportsmail: ‘It’s no secret that after this, nobody is off limits’.
….the source said that United’s agreement with adidas may well make them an attractive proposition for the Argentina star.
‘It certainly would not hinder it,’ they added.
After a long period of success which was underpinned by comparative austerity in the market, Manchester United do appear to have had a policy change, in term of transfers, as they bid to return to the top of the pile in England and abroad.
And the new, massive 10 year deal with Adidas will certainly appease the bigwigs at FIFA who are demanding that transfers are now made with profits rather than overdrafts.
Perhaps the Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United boat has sailed since he signed a new contract with Real Madrid – he’s 30 in February and would surely not be an economically viable signing now.
But, not 28 until June, Lionel Messi would be a more realistic candidate as he has at least 3 years left at the top – 3 years in which Manchester United could possibly rediscover their dominance in The Premier League and take another Champions League trophy or two.
As usual, time will tell. Manchester United may not buy big in January but we except huge investment again this summer.