Transfers prompt Mourinho to name shock title contenders

Date published: Friday 21st July 2017 10:49

Jose Mourinho has been so impressed with his Premier League rivals’ transfer business this summer he believes there could be a shock title contender.

The United boss, speaking after the 2-0 win over Man City in Houston referenced several teams who have recruited well this summer.

And he pointed out that West Ham’s summer transfer activity reflected that of a title contender.

Asked if he was happy with the additions of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford he said: “When I look to the team and when I look to Lukaku and Lindelof, I would like my squad to be here – my whole squad.

“But we need a bit more when you see the other teams in the Premier League, like Man City, Liverpool and West Ham, the way they get players, good players, important players.

“The champions have bought three fantastic experienced players.

“I am thinking about West Ham for the first match of the Premier League. They have got Joe Hart, Chicharito and [Marko] Arnautovic. It looks like they are playing to win the Premier League, too.

“The teams are fantastic in the market. I am waiting for a bit more.”

West Ham have agreed a £16million deal to bring former Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez to the Premier League and they have added Joe Hart on a season-long loan and landed Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic in a deal which could reach £24million.



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