For Manchester United, it can be argued that there is too much work to undertake in one transfer window.
The alarming lack of investment in the squad is starting to catch up with us – and you’d imagine Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have money to spend this summer.
In fact, the Baby Faced Assassin could have an extra £15million made available due to a sell-on clause in Wilfried Zaha’s current Crystal Palace contract. That’s according to the Daily Mail.
They say that Zaha has informed Palace that he wants to leave Selhurst Park this summer – preferably to a Champions League club. The Eagles are to demand £80million to let him leave, with United having a 20% sell-on clause within his deal. If activated, that could net the Reds just under £15million.
First and foremost, I’m not convinced that Zaha is worth anything close to £80million but it’s finally nice to see United using their brains for once. The winger has always had potential, he just didn’t show it at Old Trafford. The powers-that-be have thought ahead and ensured they’ll make some money back should the 26-year-old move elsewhere.
Zaha’s time at this club was doomed from the get-go. He was barely played and a loan spell to Cardiff City within the first couple of years basically ensured that he had no immediate future at United. Now, though, he’s back at Palace and seemingly loving life.
Would I take him back? Not for the fees quoted. If, say, the club could persuade Zaha to come and were willing to pay around £40million, go for it. That’s not happening, though, particularly if he wants Champions League football…