Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have had their hopes of signing a quality striker this summer severely dashed, with reports stating one target will sign elsewhere.
The Daily Star state Besiktas are confident that current loanee Mario Gomez will sign a permanent deal this summer, despite Manchester United’s growing interest in the services of the German international.
30-year-old Gomez, who scored against England earlier this year, has impressed in Turkish football with his 23-goal haul at club level since arriving at Besiktas last summer on a one-year loan from Fiorentina.
His form has seen Manchester United linked with his signature, as Gomez has experience in working with Louis Van Gaal, but a Besiktas board member has now revealed they’re optimistic he’ll sign a permanent deal.
“We are going to hold talks with Mario before Euro 2016 and he will be a Besiktas player before the tournament.”
Besiktas have an option to buy Gomez in the summer as part of their loan deal, which meant Manchester United would have found it difficult to secure his services in any sense, but it does raise concern for the Red Devils.
With a likely absence from the Champions League next season, attracting big players will prove to be difficult and United, like many other top sides, are scouring the market for a striker this summer.
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