Man Utd are hoping to land a Real Madrid attacker by offering him a huge financial package, according to reports.
The Red Devils have a strong forward line, which includes veteran goalscorers Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani. The incoming manager, which looks set to be Ralf Rangnick, will also benefit from having Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood at his disposal.
Despite the availability of these stars, Man Utd have not had a convincing start to the campaign. They sit eighth in the Premier League table after 12 matches, having lost on five occasions.
They have also been outscored by four teams – Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and West Ham. The first three are not surprising, but Man Utd fans may be disappointed with the fact they are behind David Moyes’ side in the goalscoring charts.
The Irons only have one number nine available, Michail Antonio, after having sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
Goal, citing reports in the Spanish press, now provide an update on Man Utd’s hunt for more firepower.
They state that the 13-time Premier League champions could move for one of Carlo Ancelotti’s favourite Real Madrid stars, Vinicius Junior.
The Brazilian is enjoying a great campaign, reaching ten goals and seven assists in his first 18 appearances in all competitions. That includes a goal in the recent 4-1 La Liga victory over Granada.
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Vinicius is truly living up to the £38m price tag which saw him move to the Bernabeu as a teenager. But Man Utd reckon they can bring him to the Premier League by putting huge wages on the table.
Madrid are engaged in contract negotiations with the wide man but are yet to reach a breakthrough. He could look elsewhere if Los Blancos fail to meet his demands.
United seem to have an obsession with Vinicius. Reports claim he rejected their advances earlier this month, but they will not just go away.
United chiefs have a vision of making Vinicius a ‘global star’ by giving him his first crack at the Premier League.
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Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted to reports that Rangnick is set to take over at Old Trafford.
Klopp is one of the coaches who has been influenced by the 63-year-old’s intense pressing style.
During Friday’s press conference, the Reds boss said: “It’s a bit tricky, we usually don’t talk until they are confirmed.
“It’s obviously a really experienced manager, built famously two clubs from nowhere to proper forces in Germany – Hoffenheim and Leipzig.
“The first concern is always a coach and that is what he is.
“Unfortunately a good coach is coming to England, that’s how it is, to Manchester United.
“Ralf is obviously a really experienced manager. United will be organised on the pitch, we should realise that – that’s obviously not good news for other teams.”