Manchester United are reportedly planning to table a £25m bid for Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman this summer, according to the Mirror.
Holland coach Louis van Gaal, who is soon going to be unveiled as the new manager of United, has reportedly handed in a list of summer transfer targets to the Red Devils' hierarchy. The 62-year-old wants several new faces at Old Trafford this summer, so that he can start the Red Devils' road to recovery next season.
And Strootman, who will unfortunately miss the World Cup due to a knee injury, is understood to be on his compatriot's radar.
Though the 24-year-old has not been his impressive self this season, scoring five goals and making six assists from 24 appearances, van Gaal knows midfielder is capable of doing much better under him.
Strootman is exactly the right man for United as he possess physical strength, as well as excellent technical skills and vision. The former PSV star is also capable of creating a lot of chances from the midfield.
United have been lacking creativity and vision in the midfield this season and that has cost them dearly. Players such as Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley have not been good enough this season.
Strootman is also capable of helping the backline as he is known for making accurate tackles. The Dutchman is very young and still in the developing phase. With the right training and direction, he may very well turn out to be a world class player.
Meanwhile, the reign under David Moyes cost United £50m, according to the Independent.
According to the report, United chief executive Ed Woodward has revealed that the club's failure to qualify for the Champions league will result in a further £35m dip in revenues next season.
The income from the Premier League will also be fairly low for United this season, especially compared to the revenue during the title-winning 2012/13 season.