The sheer size of the transfer fee for 29-year-old Willian has been staggering since Manchester United first expressed an interest but Barcelona’s presence in the auction sent it soaring.
The Daily Star report that the Catalan giants failed with a £65m bid for the Brazilian winger before they signed Malcom from Bordeaux, beating Roma at the eleventh hour.
That figure would be a staggering amount to pay for a player without resale value, who has struggled to establish himself as a consistent starter at Chelsea and reportedly wants to leave Stamford Bridge.
However, with the transfer market increasingly ridiculous every season, there is no telling what represents value in general, so we put it to United fans whether they thought free-spending chairman Ed Woodward should go up to £65m in their bidding for Willian.
It was a close call, but 56 per cent of Red Devils who responded thought that figure was too much, as shown by the full poll results below…