3 Strikers that Manchester United should sign this summer
According to reports, Manchester United is getting ready to sign a new center-forward during the summer transfer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo was re-signed by the Red Devils last year, and the Portugal international reportedly decided to stay with the team for another season despite recent rumors about his future.
However, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s futures are still up in the air, while Edinson Cavani will depart Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of June.
The rumors surrounding Harry Kane’s future are picking up steam once more, with the England captain reportedly ready to push for a transfer away from Tottenham this summer.
After having a rough start to the season, Kane has been back to his best in recent weeks. During the 2021–22 club season, Kane made 41 appearances and scored 22 goals and registered six assists.
There have been rumors that Tottenham could be persuaded to sell the 28-year-old, who only has two years left on his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, for £100 million.
Kane would provide a certainty of goals, and it’s not out of the question that the Englishman, who was heavily linked to Manchester City last summer, will be wearing red for Man United next season.
Although the Argentine international signed a new deal with San Siro in October of last year, Lautaro Martinez’s future is once again in doubt.
The 24-year-old has had another successful season for Inter, with 16 goals and two assists in 39 appearances across all leagues, including 14 in 27 Serie A games.
The Serie A giants Inter are reportedly willing to trade the South American for £59 million this summer in order to sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer from Juventus in his place.
Martinez is rumored to be of interest to a number of other elite European clubs, but Man United have the resources and standing to sign the center-forward to an Old Trafford contract, and he would likely represent the greatest value of the five players on this shortlist.
Morata has spent the last two seasons on loan at Juventus, where he was reportedly valued at £29.5 million. However, the Old Lady decided against giving him a permanent contract, and he has since returned to Atletico Madrid.
This is the second time that Morata has been connected to a transfer to United; the Spaniard appeared to be on his way to Manchester before a last-minute turn of events led him to Chelsea.
Morata’s relocation to west London did not go as expected because in 47 Premier League games, he only managed to score 16 goals before being transferred to Atletico.