Manchester United have altered their transfer strategy due to the inevitable financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports had claimed that the club were preparing to make a record breaking move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who is open to leaving North London this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to sign a goalscoring forward this summer and they don’t come more prolific than the England captain.
But as noted by the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson on Monday, United have accepted that they are not in a position to be able to buy a player as expensive as Kane.
It is believed a fee of £150m is not realistic and a transfer for the 26-year-old is therefore extremely remote.
However, Solskjaer should not be disheartened as there are plenty of other attainable options that can be targeted this summer.
Lyon’s Moussa Dembele is a player that should be of particulate interest to the Norwegian.
Dembele is the complete forward and has been in prolific goalscoring form in Ligue 1 for the past two seasons.
The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 24 times this season before COVID-19 put an indefinite suspension on football. This backs up his impressive tally of 15 goals in his first season in France after his move from Scottish champions Celtic.
Dembele offers an aerial threat Solskjaer is currently lacking in his attack, alongside a natural goalscoring instinct. He is also quick and get in behind defenders which makes him a useful option on the counter in United’s fluid system.
Rated at £60m by TeamTalk, he is certainly the type of player United should be looking at this summer.