There are four strikers on the pitch. Bayern Munich has confirmed their interest in Haaland, who Man United could seek next summer.
Bayern Munich has obviously entered the contest to recruit Erling Haaland, prompting United to consider other options.
After Bayern Munich revealed their interest in Erling Haaland, Manchester United may look at other striker alternatives next summer. United are widely anticipated to make signing a new centre-forward a priority after Edinson Cavani leaves at the end of the season.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main striker target is Haaland, and the Norwegian manager wanted United to sign him before he joined Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern chief Hasan Salihamidzic, on the other hand, has hinted that the club may join Europe’s premier clubs in pursuing Haaland.
“This is a top player that the entire globe probably wants,” he told SPORT 1. We look there of course; else, we’d be complete amateurs.”
Given Bayern’s history of acquiring the top players in the Bundesliga, the Red Devils may be forced to go elsewhere for Cavani’s replacement.
If Haaland becomes unachievable next summer, Express Sport looks at four elite European strikers Solskjaer may target.
Let’s start with the most obvious candidate.
Manchester City are unlikely to match Tottenham Hotspur’s high Harry Kane valuation after spending £100 million on Jack Grealish this summer.
With that considered, Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham should still be present in a year’s time, especially if the team fails to win silverware again, and United will be looking for a great striker.
When Kane originally expressed his intention to leave north London, the Red Devils were interested.
As his contract approaches expiration, his value will almost certainly drop next year.
With Romelu Lukaku certain to return to Chelsea for £97.5 million this summer, Lautaro Martinez’s chances of leaving Inter Milan are minimal.
Martinez has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and is apparently keen to move to England if the opportunity arises.
The Argentine’s high-pressing approach would perfectly complement Solskjaer’s style of play and fit into his dynamic attacking set-up.
While he’d still charge a large fee, it’d be significantly less than Haaland or Kane’s.
Last season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin thrived under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring 21 goals in 39 games in all competitions.
However, Ancelotti is no longer at Everton, and Rafa Benitez’s team isn’t anticipated to get into European football.