Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to thin out the Manchester United squad is already coming back to bite the Baby Faced Assassin on the behind.
We’re at the end of September with a huge game against Arsenal on the horizon. Our only fit striker is 17-year-old Mason Greenwood. He’s made just one Premier League start…
Selling Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez was the right decision over the summer. The problem, for me anyway, is the fact that they weren’t adequately replaced.
Anyway, it now seems as though United are planning to fill that void as soon as they can. According to TEAMtalk, 28-year-old striker, Duvan Zapata, is emerging as a possible transfer target for the Red Devils.
The prolific Colombian is actually in the middle of a two-year loan spell with Atalanta from Sampdoria. Last season, Zapata struck 28 goals for the Serie A outfit, while the forward has already racked up four strikes in just five games this term.
Although TEAMtalk does add that Solskjaer and United are weighing up multiple options Zapata, who almost joined West Ham at the start of his career, is on that list.
It seems as though Marcus Rashford is Solskjaer’s go-to man and rather than going out there and buying a true first-choice forward, United are looking for someone who’d be happy being rotated and/or playing back-up. Zapata, at the very least, knows where the back of the net is… The Red Devils could certainly do worse…