Manchester United are expected to experience a busy transfer window next summer, and coach Erik Ten Hag has long outlined specific transfer plans aimed at comprehensively upgrading the quality of the Devil’s squad. red. It is known that the Dutch strategist wants to consolidate many positions, but the central striker will be the number one priority of the Old Trafford team.
It is not difficult to see that Marcus Rashford has always performed better on the left wing than in the middle, while Wout Weghorst is too bad when standing in front of the opponent’s goal, and Anthony Martial’s injury situation is not. becomes more and more serious. Considering the current situation, it is clear that focusing on the task of recruiting a central striker is a perfectly reasonable decision from Ten Hag.
According to information from The Athletic, Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane are currently the two leading names in Man Utd’s target list. If Osimhen is making the football village ‘crazy’ with 21 goals in Serie A, Kane also has 23 goals in the Premier League and is only overshadowed by the excellence of ‘robot’ Erling Haaland. Obviously, both will become a quality addition to Man Utd.
However, despite accepting a huge fee, the Red Devils are fully capable of missing out on both Kane and Osimhen, with them being pursued by a series of big clubs across Europe. And in case this scenario comes to fruition, the latest move from Juventus may have been helping the Old Trafford team find a completely quality backup solution.
Specifically, British media claim that the Turin club recently put Anthony Martial on their target list, with fear that Dusan Vlahovic will find a way to leave in the summer transfer window. It is worth mentioning that Vlahovic has long been mentioned as a striker in the sights of Man Utd, so if Osimhen and Kane are lost, it is clear that the Old Trafford team can fully take advantage of this opportunity to bring the Serbian striker to Old Trafford.
Although not possessing an impressive scoring record like the two stars mentioned above, Vlahovic is still a top scorer in Europe with 11 goals and 4 assists in all competitions this season. Moreover, he has a style of play that resembles a classic central striker, matching the ‘number 9’ model that Ten Hag is looking for. Of course, at the age of 23, the Serbian striker absolutely has the opportunity to develop stronger under the guidance of Ten Hag.
Currently, Transfermarkt is valuing Vlahovic at about 75 million euros, and Man Utd can completely reduce this fee by using Martial as a ‘scapegoat’. However, with Vlahovic reportedly wanting to leave because of Juventus’ absence from the Champions League this season, first of all, Man Utd still need to finish the season in the Top 4 if they want to bring the striker back to Old Trafford.
Huynh Phong | 20:55 April 11, 2023