Aston Villa and Manchester United have signed four players who are both among the world’s top 10 highest paid players.
Key points:The two clubs will sign four players with salaries of up to £50m each, according to ESPNMoneyAccording to Forbes’ Money League, Villa and United are the only two clubs in the top 10 with more than £50million in wagesThey are all players on the books of both clubsThe deal will be worth around £50 million this season, according the Football Financial Analysis Centre, and will allow both sides to keep the cash flowing.
Manchester United have been linked with some of the world-class talent in recent years, with Manchester City and Liverpool among the favourites to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Old Trafford club have struggled to secure players of Pogba’s quality since his move from Juventus last summer.
However, the 31-year-old’s move to Manchester City is set to take years to be completed.
The transfer of Pogban’s United teammate, Nemanja Vidic, was announced last week, but the Serbian is also likely to depart in the summer.
Both Villa and Newcastle United have recently been linked to signings, with both clubs set to sign young talent in the coming months.
The two sides are set to make an announcement on Tuesday on whether they have signed any new signings, which will be followed by a report on Tuesday evening on the transfer of the next signing.