Manchester United have fixed their short-term striker problem by sealing an extension to Odion Ighalo’s loan move.
However, when the Nigerian’s deal expires in January, the Red Devils will be back at square one. Thus, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seemingly weighing up potential targets.
Amongst them is Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb, translated by The Sun. Apparently, the Reds have been ‘long-term admirers’ of the Napoli striker, as Soslkjaer looks to land a ‘proper replacement’ for Romelu Lukaku who signed for Inter Milan last summer.
Furthermore, United are set for a ‘transfer tussle’ with Tottenham Hotspur over the prolific 26-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in 23 outings this term.
This isn’t the first time United have been linked with Milik, who has a contract in Naples until 2021, but is unlikely to sign a new deal with the Serie A outfit.
With that in mind, Milik could be available for cheaper than market value this summer – before he enters into the final year of his contract.
Milik is a quality finisher who knows where the back of the net is. He’d certainly add some strength-in-depth to an improving United squad, but would he be happy used as a rotational option rather than a guaranteed starter? Because I don’t see Anthony Martial giving up that #9 jersey anytime soon…