A report by Italian media outlet Calciomercato claimed that Juventus are looking to offload striker Mario Mandzukic in January, with Manchester United tipped as his likeliest destination if he leaves the Serie A champions.
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According to Calciomercato [via Sport Witness], Juventus are looking for a fee of €10m (£8.64m) for the 33-year-old, with those developments relayed by Manchester United-focused Twitter channel @utdreport.
— utdreport (@utdreport) October 22, 2019
The Croatia international has scored 44 goals in 162 appearances for the Bianconeri but has not played a single minute under Maurizio Sarri this season and hasn’t even been named on the bench since Juventus’ game against Verona more than a month ago.
United have previous in signing veteran strikers, having brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the club in 2016 when he was 34. The Swedish forward had an excellent record at Old Trafford, finding the net 29 times in 53 games for the Red Devils and winning the EFL Cup and Europa League in 2017.
Despite the success they had with Ibrahimovic, though, these Manchester United fans are not keen on the prospect of Mandzukic moving to the club:
Jokes…if he comes then we have lost the plot completely. No wide service to him, doesn’t fit system Ole wants, dumped Lukaku who is far better, no British, slow, old, etc. Literally probably 50 others they could snag for short term including Ibra who would fit better
— I Am Doll (@itsadoodleparty) October 23, 2019
The same Mario Mandzukic they were so desperate to get rid of that they stated United wouldn’t get Dybala unless they also took Mandzukic off their hands but who is now worth €10m? There’s that world famous Woodward negotiating again!
— Miikka Lehtonen (@soralapio) October 22, 2019
10m is far to much considering he’s nearly ready to retire and he’s similar to luaku so we could of kept him instead
— Butlerryan519 (@butlerryan519) October 22, 2019
We are not serious. What’s Harry Kane doing at Spurs?
— Phide _Mama (@k_believe7) October 22, 2019
Literally so many better strikers to get
— Matt ™ (@UtdMxtt) October 22, 2019
Is Zlatan available for free? Because if he is, what are we wasting 10m for?
— AM9 (@TheodoreEastsi1) October 22, 2019
They can keep him then, he isnt worth £10
— Noah Adamson (@Noah_Ryan06) October 22, 2019
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