Manchester United have lost 5 of their first 11 matches in the 2023/24 Premier League season. Erik ten Hag’s army is currently ranked 8th on the rankings, 6 points behind the Champions League group. How to increase the conversion rate of opportunities into goals is a difficult problem for the Dutch strategist and his colleagues.
Manchester United spent £72m last summer to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta. However, the young Danish player only met expectations in the Champions League arena. When will he score in the Premier League is still a question mark.
Ten Hag will look to strengthen his team by recruiting a central striker next January. Due to tight budget, The “Red Devils” want to bring in a striker at an affordable price.
The first suggestion for the MU leadership was a name from Stuttgart, Serhou Guirassy. Guirassy’s scoring ability is something worth mentioning in the Bundesliga this year. The striker born in 1996 spent his first season playing for the German club unimpressively, contributing only 11 goals in 22 matches.
But in his second season at MHP Arena, Serhou Guirassy improved dramatically. Through 8 starts in the Bundesliga this year, the Guinea international scored 14 goals – breaking the record of 11 goals in 7 matches previously held by Robert Lewandowski. On average, Guirassy needs exactly 46 minutes to hit the opponent’s goal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the contract breaking fee between Serhou Guirassy and Stuttgart is about 15 million pounds. The number is enough to make MU promote the deal.
If no agreement is reached with Guirassy and Stuttgart, Mehdi Taremi will be the backup plan for the “Red Devils”. The contract between the Iranian player and Porto expires in the summer of 2024. The Portuguese team allowed Taremi to negotiate with new players in January.
Through 4 seasons playing in Primeira Liga, the striker born in 1992 contributed 101 goals in all competitions. In which, there were 2 seasons when he won the Bola de Prata award (top scorer).
Mehdi Taremi is considered a short-term solution for Man United. Not to mention, the Iranian international more or less supported Rasmus Hojlund on the journey of the former Atalanta striker to become a great striker in the Premier League.
The last name on the list is a striker from the land of samba dancers, Gabriel Barbosa. In recent years, Barbosa has been contacted by many big teams in Europe after he made a name for himself with Flamengo.
In fact, the 27-year-old striker once moved to the old continent, playing for Benfica and Inter, but left behind disappointment. Since returning to Brazil in 2018, Barbosa has brought out his best qualities. He has 180 goals after 318 appearances, plus 5 goals after 18 appearances for the national team.
Gabriel Barbosa’s contract with the parent team expires at the end of 2024. Many sources from Brazil revealed that Flamengo has given the green light, allowing Barbosa to leave right now. The red and black striped shirt club listed a price of 20 million pounds for any team that expressed a willingness to recruit Barbosa. Transfermarkt website predicts the rate of Man United successfully recruiting a striker born in 1996 at 38%.
Minh Duc | 10:31 November 11, 2023