The Red Devils’ priority for the next transfer window is a reference striker. This has been the biggest problem for Erik ten Hag’s team this season, especially considering that Weghorst has not been able to perform well since being loaned earlier this year.
The Dutch coach’s favorite name is that of English striker Harry Kane, a star at Tottenham. However, negotiations to bring the star promise to be very complicated, and due to this, other options have already been raised. Previously, the second name mentioned as a priority for the Red Devils was that of Nigerian Osimhen, a star at Napoli and one of the protagonists in the team’s campaign in the Italian Championship.
Now, in addition to him, another player who plays in the same league is reportedly on Manchester United’s radar. The player in question is Lautaro Martinez, who has been a standout for Inter Milan in recent seasons.
According to the Football Insider portal, the English team is wary of Kane, and the Argentine is considered a viable alternative. It is worth noting that the striker formed a highly qualified duo with Lukaku in Italy for several years, helping the team to lift the Italian Championship title.
Lautaro Martinez is excited about the prospect of joining United
Even if they opt for the Argentine striker over Osimhen or Kane, the Red Devils will still need to invest large sums of money in the negotiations. Unlike the first two, who are valued at over 100 million euros, the amount needed to acquire Lautaro Martinez would be approximately 70 million euros.
Thus, the English club will have to invest heavily in a center-forward for the next season, and there is no way to avoid high costs. It remains to be seen how much will be available for Erik ten Hag to spend.
Manchester United will need to carefully evaluate the available options to find the best fit for their squad and ensure they are making a wise investment. Ultimately, the success of the team’s attack next season will depend on the quality of the striker they bring in.