Man United close in on Erik Ten Hag’s first big-name signing

Manchester United need a new striker this summer.

It is no secret – the Red Devils are desperately short of outright goalscorers.

The 20-time league winners were forced to rely on 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo for large parts of the 2021-22 season and will definitely need to bring in another forward to help ease the pressure on the Portuguese superstar.

Speaking about the club’s need for a ‘younger’ striker earlier in the year, former interim boss Ralf Rangnick, as quoted by ESPN, said: “This is obvious. Edison’s contract is running out in the summer, and the club needs the best possible centre forward. This is an obvious one. I think everyone is aware of that.”

Ahead of what looks set to be one of the most important summer transfer windows in the club’s rich history, although the Red Devils are expected to make multiple signings, one player who appears the closest to securing a move to Old Trafford is Benfica’s, Darwin Nunez.

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Relentlessly linked with a move to the Premier League, according to a recent report from journalist Dean Jones, it is Erik Ten Hag’s United that are frontrunners to land the prolific South American.

“One source described this deal to United to me as being ‘extremely close’,” Jones told GiveMeSport.

“They consider Atletico Madrid as their main rivals to sign him, from what I hear, but obviously, loads around Europe are looking. If Darwin does move to Old Trafford, it will be a brilliant signing for the Ten Hag era.”

Since joining Benfica in 2020, the 22-year-old, who has three years left on his deal, has gone on to feature in 84 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 63 goals along the way.

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  1. Darwin Nunez is a brilliant striker and he will help us because last season man utd contribute goal but next season we need a better striker that can scores goal for us.

    1. it’s true that last season we have been struggling to score since there was no coordination among the players at large but when we get such signings am sure things will be better

      1. its true nunez can’t be bought 100million they would rather stop the transfer.

  2. We need him and pau,timber,ndidi or alvares,phillip,and that ajax winger the brazilian boy that are what we need offload sum player, don’t let james garner go pls*

  3. Nunez will Not come cause we cannot guarantee him play time as Ronaldo has starting place in his pocket

  4. Go ahead and sign Darwin Nunez don’t west time in signing Darwin Nunez, man united need striker

  5. We are desperately In need of Nunez srevices at old trafford right now as things stans
    I love haaland so much but unfortunately we lost him to man city and now nunez is another key player I need in man u

  6. Am not far from this debate linking Darwin to man utd, my opinion is, let the club rush am buy him before it’s too late like it has been for Erling. Let’s not be known for being too slow in transfers as if we are too poor not to buy any.

  7. Man utd need a striker like Darwin Nunez,we lost Haaland to man city.He will help utd to win different trophies next season.Go ahead and sign him🙏🙏

  8. Man u always talk about signing best players and at the end they will not sign them, am getting feed up with man u transfer news

    1. You also is foolish. If you abuse Manchester united, you are also referring to the fans because we fans make Manchester united stand. So you are mad

  9. with Dave, timber, rapha, pau, luke, fred, frenkie, miguel, malik, aveiro and darwin we can conqure the world

  10. United is my team we need strikers to help CR7to bring us more goals and trophies next season

  11. A lot of people talk shit because they are angry and they usually let that anger blind them to some truth.. CR7 is still one of the most sure baanker when he’s Infront of a post, you are 90% sure of a goal this is one the reason any club could still very much add him in there team. what he lacks is just pressing, the ability to pressure the opponents defence due to his age that’s why getting a younger striker to always force him to press the opponent is a Very brilliant idea…

  12. Please we Darwin Nunez by this time for God I we like to welcome you to the theatre of dream

  13. If man u can give Erick Tang time .Erick bring striker lick Nunez is the best and some five others.

  14. Do it first before liverpool sell fred pogba bisaka Maguire telles martial and elanga
    My starting next season
    Dalot /timber
    Ronaldo /rashford

  15. Man utd needs experienced defenders and a central midfielder,,let the striker come as last option

  16. Man u should get Nunez or poland striker lewandoski and pau and nkuku and timber and philip or de jong

  17. This Gul is a goal scoral pls man u board go ahead and sign this Gul pls ( Eric)🌷🌷🌷 34 goals last season for God sake, United need someone like this Nunez

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