Manchester United need to sign a new striker this summer.
It looks like Romelu Lukaku will be sold before the new season begins, and the Red Devils are not in a position where they can demand on Marcus Rashford to provide all of the goals up front. He has yet to prove himself as a 20-goal per season striker and United can’t wait forever.
According to La Colina de Nervion, Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder could make a move to United this summer.
They report the French forward is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favourites as he seeks a new central striking option.
The 28-year-old scored 30 goals in all competitions last season, including 19 in La Liga, and that has led to interest from several potential suitors.
When asked if now was the right time to leave Sevilla, Ben Yedder admitted (quotes from The Sun): “It’s good timing, like you say. I really feel that.
“I can’t lack respect for the club. Whatever the final choice is, I’ll be happy.
“But I dream of playing at a high level, in the biggest clubs in the world and to be alongside players of international class.
“It’s a case of seeing where I can get to in terms of level.
“I’m not more preoccupied about that than by my future. I’ll take stock after France duty but it will also be for Sevilla to decide.”
It will be interested to see what sort of striker Solskjaer brings in this summer should United sign one.
Lukaku is clearly not part of his plans, but that doesn’t make him utterly rubbish like one United fan suggested last night on talkSPORT… live on air!