Manchester United’s need for a striker is an open secret.
Erik ten Hag desperately needs a reliable striker to come in and lead the line. There are questions about Cristiano Ronaldo’s suitability for the Ten Hag system and his long-term future at Old Trafford.
This, coupled with recurring injuries to Anthony Martial, requires United to dive into the market for a credible solution.
One name that has been mentioned in this regard is Youssoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund.
The young electric striker is enjoying a remarkable season with Dortmund, where he has scored six goals and provided a similar number of assists in 14 Bundesliga appearances.
For his exploits this campaign, Moukoko was called up to the Germany World Cup squad by Hansi Flick.
The youngster will be a free agent at the end of the season and concerns are growing at Signal Iduna Park that the striker will not sign another contract as Europe’s elite clubs seek a transfer for the player.
Along with United, Liverpool are also in the running for Moukoko.
The Mirror reports: “Manchester United and Liverpool will reportedly have to pay just £26.2m if they want to sign wunderkind Youssoufa Moukoko in the January transfer window.”
“Given his clear talent [leaving for free] It would be a disaster for the German club and that is why they are preparing to sell it this January.
“Any team signing Moukoko will also have to pay £6m in annual wages as he appears to be rewarded for the impressive start he has made to his career.”
At £26m, Moukoko is a no-brainer for United. He has the potential to be a revelation at number nine and solve most of the team’s problems.
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