The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for their side to sign a new striker this summer…
Of course, a move for a new forward is vital for the club given their current situation. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of contract, whilst Wayne Rooney is simply no longer good enough – highlighting the desperate nature of the situation at Old Trafford. Importantly, though, a recent report from the Sun has hinted that Man Utd could hold a bargaining chip over a potential move for Romelu Lukaku – and our landlord thinks that the Belgian could just be the perfect player.
After all, look no further than his remarkable goalscoring record. He is currently the highest scorer in the Premier League, with 24 goals, highlighting his lethality in front of goal. Significantly, this is all whilst remaining at a club like Everton – who don’t tend to create as many chances as Man Utd do. This hasn’t just been a one season wonder, either, given that he has consistently scored over the last few years.
You can also draw a lot of parallels between Lukaku and Ibrahimovic. Neither forward is particularly hard-working, and whilst that might not suit some clubs, it clearly has worked for Man Utd this season – given how well Ibrahimovic has done. It also means that Mourinho won’t have to shift his tactics, making next season more of an evolution rather than a revolution for the Red Devils.
In truth, Lukaku can do everything that a striker needs to. He scores, he holds up play, he is an excellent target man, and what’s more – he is young. By signing Lukaku, Man Utd’s goalscoring woes will be solved for years – and Mourinho can’t pass this opportunity up.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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