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Zaniolo could be another Martial-esque signing

Zaniolo could be another Martial-esque signing

Manchester United fans will be relying on the summer transfer window after a rather disappointing performance in the Champions League last night. 

The Red Devils have a number of changes to make with the current defensive line struggling to ensure consistency.

Manchester United fans must be getting fed up of their defence by now as it continues to hold them back in key games, with Lionel Messi having a field day at the Nou Camp last night.

But, it appears as if the Premier League club are eyeing a move for a playmaker at this moment in time, as according to Corriere dello Sport (via Metro), Manchester United are interested in Nicolo Zaniolo.

Indeed, the youngster has made a name for himself in the current campaign having produced six goals and two assists at current club AS Roma. He’s everything you could want in an attacking midfielder as he has the ability to create and produce goals, and the crazy thing is that he’s only 19 years of age.

Ed Woodward took a big gamble when he signed Anthony Martial as a youngster for £54 million (as per Transfermarkt), but his decision to sign him has proved to be a masterstroke as he’s developed into one of the best attackers in European football and he’s still only 23 years of age.

The Manchester United man could pull off another masterstroke by signing Zaniolo, who is valued at £36 million (as per Transfermarkt), as he has all the ingredients to become a future star. Indeed, the attacking midfielder is at an identical stage in his career to what Martial was when he joined as the Frenchman was also 19-years-old, so it makes perfect sense for United to adopt a similar strategy.

Of course, if the Italian goes on to become half the player Anthony Martial is then signing the Roma man would be seen as a success, so Woodward must go all out to bring him in this summer.

Manchester United fans, do you think Zaniola can follow in Anthony Martial’s footsteps at Old Trafford? Join the discussion by commenting down below!

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