Manchester United will be looking for a striker in the upcoming January transfer window.
With the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the club’s hands have been forced and although plans for a top striker have been postponed until the summer, the first signings must now be brought in.
Manchester United has been associated with many names.
Top of the list is PSV striker Cody Gakpo, who recently said he would consider an offer from the Red Devils if they come for him.
Gonzalo Ramos is also on another list, especially after his exploits for Portugal against Switzerland. A recent report suggested the Benfica man would cost United over £100million.
Whoever they decide to go for, United will receive an £18m windfall to boost their pursuit of a striker.
Manchester Evening News Relay, “United have predicted they will save £16million in wages that would have been paid to Ronaldo by the end of the season, but will no longer have to follow the ‘one-off’ deal that they concluded.
“They will also receive around £2million from the Club Welfare Scheme, which provides that clubs will be able to receive around £9,000 for each day the player in question stays with the national team during the World Cup and during the official preparations for the competition. ”
“their [United] The participation of Daniel James and Edinson Cavani will also receive a bonus, as the rules state that “compensation will be paid to all clubs for which the player has played during the two years preceding the championship”.
James is out of Wales for 16 days on World Cup duty. Cavani has spent three more days in Uruguay than James.
The 20-time English champion will pocket around £315,000 for his participation.
Those numbers could rise further as several United players progress to the later stages of the World Cup. Since the clubs have a player in each quarter-final, they are guaranteed to be represented in the semi-finals.