Sullivan: ‘We are ready to break our transfer record for a striker’
“I’m seeing somebody on Monday and, if we sign the player, he would be the most expensive player the club’s ever signed,” said Sullivan, before hinting that the player in question is a striker.
“We lack goals in the team,” he continued. “We’ve got to sign a top class striker from somewhere.”
“Maybe it will be this guy on Monday, maybe it will be somebody else,” he said.
“We have a number of big targets and he is one of them. It’s spending your money wisely, and often you need a bit of luck.”
“I hope we get one this year and over the years I hope we get more,” he said. “Once we have moved, we will have more money available.
“Relative to the size of our club, we spend big money, and we will continue to spend money.
“If we spend £12-£14m on a player this summer, in three or four years time it might be £30-£40m. We believe in spending on key players.
“We realise we have got to buy better and spend more money but it is a gradual build up.”
“We have always said if the king of Saudi Arabia wants to come along, we will step aside,” he said. “We have always said that.
“Or, if another person wants to come and join us, three of us will put the money in.”
“Hands on our heart, it is very difficult to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City, where they have external benefactors.
“Manchester United are a very special club because of the Munich situation.
“It is very hard to match those three clubs, and Arsenal have got the Emirates, so it will take some time.
“But over time, we hope to close that gap. Our aim is still to finish third or fourth in the table.”
Lets hope it isn’t Carroll because goal scorer he aint….Jokes aside I’m hearing it’s Wilfried Bony after his deal to move to Russia fell through. But like I said this guy is wasted in a 5-4-1 formation.