Man Utd to target players with contracts expiring this summer amid financial tightrope

Germany international and Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich
Germany international and Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United are strategically eyeing players nearing the end of their contracts for the upcoming summer window, an insider told ESPN.

This strategic pivot comes as the club, buoyed by new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investment, looks to rebuild without flouting financial fair play regulations.

January saw a clear-out at Old Trafford, with high-profile exits including Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho, alongside a coterie of promising young talent, to ease the wage bill and streamline the squad.

Despite these moves, the club’s budget remains under scrutiny. The departure strategy not only freed up funds but also pointed towards a targeted approach in the transfer market, focusing on players like Joshua Kimmich, Jonathan David, and Khephren Thuram, whose contracts are winding down.

With the likes of Manchester City also circling Kimmich, United’s management is keen to secure valuable signings without breaking the bank, all while navigating the complexities of modern football finances under Ratcliffe’s burgeoning era.