Manchester United were always going to be linked with forwards by the bucketload this term, particularly after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the bold decision to thin out the Red Devils’ attacking line.
Today, though, a new name has been thrown into the mix; Everton’s Richarlison.
According to the Evening Standard, United are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old Premier League star, with the player having the versatility that Solskjaer values.
Furthermore, his 14-goal haul from the 2018/19 term is viewed as a ‘promising strike-rate’…
The article does state that United are looking for that ‘x-factor in the January transfer window’, and Richarlison would certainly fill that void. I highly doubt Everton would be keen on selling their prized asset in the mid-season window, mind – particularly as he only made the move to Goodison Park less than eighteen months ago.
There’s no doubt Richarlison would offer something to this United team and he does fit the bill in terms of what Solskjaer is looking for when signing players.
However, I still feel the Reds need that 20+ goal-a-season forward who can score out of nowhere. For me, Richarlison is best-served as a wide-man and we have an abundance of those – particularly on the left-hand side.
In terms of transfer fee, he wouldn’t be cheap either. Everton could demand more than the £50million that they paid to sign him, and although the Brazil international would be a good addition, I feel as though we’re better off looking elsewhere…