With Edinson Cavani seemingly on his way out of the club this summer it leaves Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short of options up top, and with the transfer window edging ever closer we take a look at who the reds could sign.
Cavani may have been 34 years of age but he still proved to be a real asset for United, scoring a bagful of goals and replacing him will be no easy task and is likely to be an expensive one.
The first name on the tip of everyone’s tongue will of course be Harry Kane.
Having flourished at Tottenham Hotspur over the years, Kane is one of the best strikers in world football and is a player that would undoubtedly strengthen our attack.
Despite the likely high asking price, I do feel Kane would be worth every penny. Having already done the business in the Premier League and at 27 years of age, Kane is right in his prime years as a footballer.
Having already expressed interest in leaving Spurs a few weeks back, Kane’s future at the club is in doubt and if United are prepared to pay what Spurs want for Kane then I do think this is a deal that could legitimately happen this summer.
Next we have Erling Haaland.
Having scored in excess of 30 goals for Borussia Dortmund this season, the Norwegian is without doubt one of the most exciting talents in the game. His excellent pace and terrific movement makes him a real talent and is one which would undoubtedly strengthen Manchester United’s attack and at just 20 years of age has his best days ahead of him.
Having already attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, the Reds would have a fight on their hands to land Haaland and it would likely take a bid in excess of £100m to lure the youngster away from Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland looks the real deal a would still be a terrific signing for United, but his lack of experience in the Premier League for me would be a concern. By no means am I saying he wouldn’t be able to do the business here its just that he may take time to settle. For that reason I would choose Kane over the Norwegian.
Last but not least, we have Wissam Ben Yedder. Having impressed at Monaco over the last few seasons and with the Frenchman seemingly available this summer it has been rumoured that United are interested in signing the forward.
Valued at under £30m, Ben Yedder would certainly be the cheapest out of all the options to replace Cavani, but at 30 years of age the Frenchman doesn’t have age on his side and, not having any Premier League experience for me, he wouldn’t be worth the risk.
All three options are enticing ones and all suitable replacements for Cavani but for me the best option would be Kane.