Premier League club Manchester United have decided to adopt a new transfer strategy ahead of this summer’s transfer window which is some months away.
According to The Athletic, Manchester United reached an agreement over a new transfer direction after the events of the January winter transfer market.
Manchester United had to take a look at 11 players in January before they arrived at Odion Ighalo in their search for central striker cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.
They were linked with the likes of Bournemouth star Josh King who’s a former Manchester United player plus the likes of Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki, Southampton attacker Danny Ings and many more before the Red Devils opted for Ighalo.
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo was with Shanghai Shenhua in China before his loan transfer to Manchester United till this summer was confirmed.
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To avoid a repeat of the January merry go round, Manchester United have made the decision to set up an eight-man transfer team that will make use of data analytics majorly to identify quality players for the club.
Liverpool and Leicester City adopt the same strategy at their respective clubs. The two teams are among the most successful in the top flight of English football this season.
Liverpool are the Premier League table toppers and they need just four wins from the last 10 league games to be crowned league champions for the first time in three decades and the maiden time in the Premier League era.
For Leicester City, they are on course to qualify for Champions League football in the next campaign. They just need seven victories from the final 10 games to be sure of that target.
The FA Cup could be a means of a silverware for the Foxes as they have a last eight tie at home to Chelsea later this month.