Report: Man Utd ‘contact’ Fernando Llorente and offer Spaniard two-year deal

According to reports, Manchester United have made a shock move for former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente.

Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Sport Witness, claim that the Reds have offered the free agent a two-year deal at Old Trafford.

The report suggests their move for an attacking replacement is what is holding up the Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan transfer.

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However, it is believed that there is still a confidence Sanchez will leave before the European transfer window shuts on September 2, regardless of the reported move for Llorente.

The Reds were linked with a move for Llorente earlier this summer, as well as Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.

Solskjaer is light in attacking options following the departure of Romelu Lukaku this summer, but Llorente hardly seems the type of player to suit the Norwegian’s style of play.

The 34-year-old may provide some squad depth and give an alternative option in attack to Solskjaer’s fluid style, but it is very much a quick fix and not a player the club needs.

United could have done with signing an attacker this summer, but not in the free agents market once the transfer window shut. Solskjaer should explore the market in January to find a suitable striker capable of backing up Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

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