Man United contact Fernando Llorente, offer striker two-year deal: report

After losing Romelu Lukaku during this summer, it can be argued that Manchester United are a man light in the attacking department.

With Inter Milan leaving it so late to make their final push to sign the Belgium international, the Red Devils didn’t have enough time to replace their former #9.

Or so they thought. United can still move for free agents, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport’s Thursday print edition, translated via Sport Witness, United made contact with the 34-year-old free agent, Fernando Llorente.

Apparently, a two-year deal has been offered to the ex-Tottenham Hotspur man. If anything, Llorente would bring some much-needed depth, say, in case Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford gets injured. In that sense, you can see the reasoning behind it.

Image Via: GdS Thursday print.

Perhaps it makes even more sense when you consider that Alexis Sanchez could still leave through the Old Trafford exit door, too.

The Chile international is yet to feature for United this term, while his hefty wages will still be blowing a huge hole in the pocket of The Glazer family…

Llorente has Premier League experience and he showed that he does have his uses for Spurs last term. Although not the most prolific, nor the most naturally gifted, it could be a smart pick-up, particularly with an increase in matches due to Europa League participation…

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