Not Griezmann: Man Utd Can Sign Zlatan’s Long-term Replacement For £51m
Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their bid to sign a world class striker that will be competition or plan B for Zlatan Ibrahimovic?. Although Zlatan has done very well so far this season, he is Manchester United’s only reliable option in attack. Antony Martial started his Manchester United career brightly but hasn’t done really well this season and it appears Jose Mourinho is not a fan of his.
Murmurs are that the former Monaco star could be sold in the summer and the way things are spanning out, it will not be a surprise if Mourinho sells Martial. Wayne Rooney is another option in attack but unfortunately he is getting old and it is best he and the club parts way. Mourinho has also hinted he will allow him to leave in the summer. Rooney has been linked with some Chinese clubs. Marcus Rashford is considered a rookie by Mourinho from all indication.
Zlatan himself will be 36 in October and there is a good chance that he won’t be able to deliver again next season and that’s if his deal, which expires at the end of this season, is extended. United certainly could do with another striker. Someone that gives the manager another option in attack. And the Red Devils have been linked with the signing of various strikers.
One of them Alvaro Morata who is said to be unhappy at Real Madrid and will seek to leave once the summer transfer window opens. The former Real Madrid B team player has found game time hard to come by since he was bought back by Real Madrid from Juventus. The performances of Karim Benzema has ensured Morata hardly plays.
This situation, according to El Confidencial, has frustrated Morata who will now seek to leave in the summer which is a big opportunity for Manchester United if they still want him. Although many clubs are said to be interested in signing Morata, Mourinho can use his influence and relationship with Madrid President Florentino Perez to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford.
Madrid are said to be ready to sell for £51 million which may even reduce if the player is ready to force through a move.