A goal-scoring crisis during Manchester United’s bitter last few weeks must have opened the eyes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Suddenly, his strikers weren’t the world-class finishers they’re supposed to be, considering the transfer fees and wages they’ve commanded over the course of his career. Indeed, Romelu Lukaku is just far too inconsistent to be trusted, while Marcus Rashford is too predictable and looks a shell of the man who gave fans THAT moment in Paris. As it stands, Anthony Martial’s a better winger than forward, which isn’t really saying much.
Obviously, all this leaves Solskjaer with little firepower up front.
As a result, he’s seemingly looking to bolster that department to make sure scoring goals wouldn’t be a problem next season. Now, according to reports from Globo Sporte (via Metro), the Red Devils are targeting a surprising striker in 21-year-old Pedro from Brazilian side Fluminense.
Apparently (via Marca), he was once a Real Madrid target earlier this year and is now seemingly on the Red Devils’ radar. Now, the young Brazilian’s bloomed over as one of the most promising strikers in the Brasilerao Serie A.
Impressively, he netted 10 goals in 19 games last season and already scored twice in four games this time around. The 6’1′ striker’s almost a mixture of Lukaku and Rashford, showcasing raw strength, commanding presence along with impressive ability to whiz past defenders.
He’s strong in holding the ball and creating space for team-mates. Moreover, the Brazilian’s an excellent finisher and a real predator in the final third. His impressive striking ability, incisiveness in and around the penalty area has traumatized the Brazilian league’s defenders.
Who doesn’t love a talented South American youngster arriving at the club, after all? Clearly, it’s going to be a step up but United need to build towards a project to challenge the top two, buying superstars just hasn’t worked.
Pedro’s potential signing would be a gamble, but he’ll bring the unpredictability missing from United. A smoother attacking line could be created with Pedro’s inclusion, as Solskjaer can mould this promising striker into the lethal goal-scorer akin to what Sir Alex did to him.
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