Man Utd linked with move for Colombian 28-goal Serie A hitman

Date published: Wednesday 25th September 2019 3:36 - Steve Pearson

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s striking problems could be solved by Man Utd sanctioning a move for Colombian serial goal-getter Duvan Zapata, claims a report in the Italian media.

Manchester United have been beset by injuries, with Marcus Rashford the latest to fall victim during their humbling 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday.

The loss brought a strong reaction out of the usually calm and reserved Norwegian, with his frustration at his players’ poor start mirrored by large sections of the United faithful.

With big-earners Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez both now plying their trade at Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan, the Red Devils look short of proven goalscorers in the final third, with senior frontmen Rashford and Anthony Martial both holding the dubious distinction of never having reached the 20-goal-a-season mark.

Now a report by Italian outlet Calcio Mercato (via SportWitness) claims that United are ‘interested’ in capturing the signature of the 28-year-old who scored 28 goals for Atalanta in all competitions last season.

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The report goes on to say that Zapata is a player whose future has been ‘much talked about’, with fellow Premier League club West Ham United also mentioned as potential suitors.

A move for the Colombian would represent a stark shift in strategy for Solskjaer and United chief Ed Woodward, who so far have targeted younger British talent with a view to developing them into world class players.

Meanwhile, news has emerged that Man Utd are still scouting a midfield dynamo over a potential move for the Premier League star in January.

 

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