Manchester United fans’ brains in the Football Transfer Tavern are working overtime right now after Louis van Gaal coyly claimed he could be making a “surprise” transfer swoop in the remainder of the summer transfer window.
Having already pulled off a deal for Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger when not anticipated at the start of the summer, van Gaal and United have started to prove again that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the transfer market and one unrecognisable from the short and not so sweet David Moyes era.
Of the areas in which United still need to strengthen this summer, the Red Devils’ attack looks desperately short following the surprise sale of Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce.
Yes, Wayne Rooney is still there of course but in Javier Hernandez and James Wilson, one pretty much is of deadwood status while having been linked with an MLS switch while the other is still very much an up-and-coming talent who may yet earn a loan switch away from Old Trafford.
So you’d imagine that van Gaal’s surprise swoop centres upon a new top class forward being brought into the Theatre of Dreams but with available strikers a rare commodity this summer, it appears the Red Devils have their work cut out in the weeks that remain.
While thinking along these lines, we’ve devised a list of five transfer targets who van Gaal might be wanting to ring up about before the start of the new campaign.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 talented strikers Manchester United should add to their squad this summer.