The quest of Man Utd to add veteran presence to their forward line could culminate in the Red Devils bringing a proven goalscorer back to England who once played for bitter rivals Man City.
Despite the club’s shift towards younger, British stars with room to develop in the most recent transfer window, Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone on record as saying the introduction of an experienced head would help to bring along the current crop of forwards.
Juventus hitman Mario Mandzukic has frequently been touted as the man to fill the experience void, but the latest reports suggested any move for the Croatian could be scrapped if Utd green light a move for goalscoring sensation Erling Braut Haaland.
The piece continues: “Solskjaer is determined to add a proven goalscorer during the transfer window,” with Dzeko “[moving] ahead of Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic on United’s list of targets.”
Since the Bosnian’s move to Roma from Man City in 2015 (initially on loan), Dzeko has found the net with impressive regularity, plundering 93 goals from 194 appearances across all competitions.
Though Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have impressed in spells this season, “sources have told ESPN FC that Woodward is prepared to sanction the signing of a seasoned forward, such as Dzeko or Mandzukic, due to the potential short-term benefits of such a move.”