New Podcast: Mata not enough for United

Juan Mata's impact at Man United and Mohamed Salah's arrival at Chelsea, plus all the latest transfer news discussed on the Football Podcast.

Last Updated: 27/01/14 at 14:17 Post Comment

Juan Mata: New man in at Old Trafford

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Sky Sports News radio presenter Ben Ransom is this week's host and he is joined in the studio by TEAMtalk.com's Matt Briggs and Sky Sports.com's Peter O'Rourke.

Mata not enough for United

Our men discuss Juan Mata's £37.1million arrival at Manchester United and both Pete and Matt believe the former Chelsea man will prove to be a good acquisition. But Matt doesn't believe the Spaniard's arrival at Old Trafford will be enough to help them finish in the top four. He thinks the champions need to add some more depth to their midfield and there's one name that keeps cropping up. Meanwhile, Pete is convinced that David Moyes needs to strengthen his struggling back four.

Salah a snip at £11m

Our boys think the arrival of Mohamed Salah for £11m is a real snip and think his pace and mobility will be a huge asset to Chelsea. Pete thinks he will only be a back-up player and sees Jose Mourinho using the Egyptian as an impact substitute.

The trio also discuss Liverpool's reported interest in Salah and how it seems to be a similar scenario to the summer when the Reds claimed they were beaten to the signing of Willian. And Pete understandably casts his doubts about the effectiveness of Liverpool's 'transfer committee'.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham to make a splash?

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham's potential transfer window recruits are discussed and Matt says he wouldn't be surprised to see Arsene Wenger stick with what he's already got, but Pete thinks Wenger will make one addition. Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic is one name who has been linked with the men from The Emirates and our panel like the look of the Croatian.

Liverpool could also make a move or two in the next week and Pete throws a midfielder into the hat who could be Anfield bound, while Tottenham are tipped to get a striker from Benfica.

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