Manchester United will not being signing Sebastien Haller this summer if German football journalist Raphael Honigstein is to be believed.
The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has been touted as a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku (via Daily Mail), who looks likely to depart Old Trafford this summer.
Lukaku joining Inter would leave United with Marcus Rashford as their main striker with Anthony Martial viewed more as a wide player.
It would be a risk not to sign a new striker this summer considering Rashford has yet to score 20+ goals in one season…
Haller could be seen as a plan B-type in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and he has scored 24 times in 60 games in the Bundesliga.
Again, like Rashford, his record don’t sound convincing enough to be a top United striker and he’s older than the England international.
Honigstein doesn’t believe Haller would be a good fit at Old Trafford. He looks to new Real Madrid signing Luka Jovic and says the French striker is not of the same calibre.
He told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast: “It would be quite left-field for a guy who has done very well but who has not quite Champions League level.
“He’d still make the list of top 50 centre forwards in the world, probably.
“But he’s not a guy who would strike me as the natural choice if you’re one of the wealthiest teams in the world.
“It’d be an interesting one. To me, it would smack of going almost too much in the other direction, going from the stars who might be slightly overvalued to, ‘Let’s see if we can get really clever, see if we can pick up a guy who is only going to cost £30m to £40m and we’re going to make him a star.’
“I don’t really believe in Haller that much, I must say. With Jovic, you see the potential, you see the goals.
“With Haller you see a very solid, proven performer at a certain level.
“I personally don’t see him in a United shirt.”