Mourinho: ‘Other clubs spoil the market with high transferbedragen’
José Mourinho has heaped criticism on other clubs because of the high transferbedragen that are issued to players. The manager of Manchester United believes that the market in this way is screwed up.
“I’m used to the fact that clubs spend a lot of money on great players. Now give clubs a lot of money for good players. That is very odd. The transfer market is so screwed up, but that is the reality,” said Mourinho told the BBC.
The Portuguese was referring more to fellow-townsman to Manchester City, this summer and all the 250 million euros spent on new players, including defenders Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker and striker Bernardo Silva.
The statements of Mourinho are remarkable, as are Manchester United up to 85 million euros spent to striker Romelu Lukaku los to weeks for Everton. In addition, it made the ‘Mancunians’ 35 million euros to Benfica for defender Victor Lindelöf. A year earlier, paid United 105 million euros for Paul Pogba, currently the highest amount ever spent for a player.
According to Mourinho is the transfer fee for Lukaku simple to justify. “To be a good attacker to buy, you need to spend a lot of money. Otherwise you get no. In addition, it was critical that we have a good replacement took for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. You have in the first six months of the season, a good striker is needed.”
The largest foreign transfers
An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Romelu Lukaku went from Everton to Manchester United.
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City
Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal
Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City
James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)
Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City
Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan
Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich
Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea
Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus
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Where virtually every top club in the Premier League this summer, a lot of money spend to make the selection to strengthen, spending Tottenham Hotspur have not a penny to new players. That policy can Mourinho charmed.
“Everyone is talking about the investment of Manchester City, but what Tottenham Hotspur are doing is just phenomenal”, says Mourinho against The Guardian. “They have no pound issued this summer, but still everyone inboard. Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld are all still there. Only Walker is sold, but I think that was also the plan of Tottenham.”
Mourinho will find it at this stage, however, still too early to say who has the best chance of winning the title in England. “Every club invests in its own way, but all with the same goal: the title. Also we are not a favorite, but just one of the candidates.”