Jose Mourinho slams Premier League rivals
MANCHESTER UNITED manager Jose Mourinho has blasted his Premier League rivals for “creating an out of control transfer market” – despite already spending £106million this summer.
Mourinho added £75m man Romelu Lukaku to his earlier purchase of Victor Lindelof, who cost £31m as he joined from Benfica.
That adds to the club paying the highest transfer fee of £89m last summer for Paul Pogba, which was a total of £109m when agent’s fees were added.
And with Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both moving to Old Trafford for £30m at the start of last season, Mourinho has hardly been shy in loosening the purse strings.
Speaking to the BBC, the former Chelsea boss said: “Every club is getting good players, every club is investing a lot and some clubs are paying too much and by paying too much they create a very strange and out of control market.
“But this is the reality now.”
Mourinho also said there may be further spending at Old Trafford this summer as he set his sights on two more signings.
He said: “I’m happy with my squad but I would like to have two more players, I never hide that, one player a midfield player would give me more options to the balance and the team.
“Another one an attacking player, especially that can play through the wings to give me more attacking options but I never speak about players that belong to other teams.
“I don’t like if any manager comes and would say he would like one of my players, that’s not correct. I would like two more players but probably I only get one.”
Mourinho shipped off Lukaku to Everton for £28m when he was in charge at Stamford Bridge, yet has paid more than double to be reunited with him for a second time.