The Guardian have Manchester United fans looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Red Devils are coming close to landing Mario Mandzukic.
The Atletico Madrid forward looks set to be on his way out of the club after a fall out with Diego Simeone failure to really settle in Spain, and it seems Louis van Gaal could be willing to offer the Croatian international a way out – and as one of our punters notes, an upgrade.
We think that Van Gaal will be putting a side together that can challenge for the title next term and while the likes of Chelsea and Manchester city will also be strengthening, the once dominant United will be a force again next season.
As our landlord here in the Tavern quips, this deal makes sense as it looks inevitable that Robin Van Persie will be departing Old Trafford this summer – and Mandzukic could be the man to replace the Dutch international.
Manchester United fans. Do you think that Mandzukic would be a player who could make United from a top four side into a title winning one? Let us know your thoughts below.