Manchester United: Fabrizio Romano makes transfer claim involving new owners
Fabrizio Romano has said that Manchester United’s takeover suitors will be important when it comes to the club’s search for a new striker this summer.
The Lowdown: Weghorst at Old Trafford
Erik ten Hag managed to bolster his attacking ranks in the January window by signing Wout Weghorst on loan until the end of the season.
However, the Dutch striker has struggled at Old Trafford, scoring just one goal in eight appearances so far. There is also no option to make a move permanent in the summer, meaning United will more than likely be on the hunt for a new centre-forward over the coming months.
The Latest: Romano’s comments
Talking to GiveMeSport about United’s transfer plans for a new striker, Romano said that the club are yet to make any decision. The transfer expert also said that proposed new owners will be ‘crucial’ in the club’s striker search.
“I think there are so many rumours, so many rumours, but at the moment, Man United will not make any decision.
“Also, the new owners are going to be crucial to understand how much they want to invest in a striker.”
The Verdict: Qatari investors to spend big?
The Red Devils have been linked with big-money summer swoops for Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen, so the club’s new owners may need to immediately stump up some funds to bring in one of their top targets.
A group of wealthy Qatari investors appear to be preparing a bid for United and ‘want things done quickly’ in order to ‘inject funds’ at Old Trafford for transfers.
Therefore, should a deal go through, they could be the ones to make a marquee-attacking signing, in what could be the final piece of the jigsaw in Ten Hag’s squad.