Man United are one of the parties interested in signing American striker, Daryl Dike.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils may well be in the market to sign a striker this coming summer. Manchester United could lose Edinson Cavani, whose future isn’t decided yet, while Anthony Martial continues to be inconsistent.
That could leave the Old Trafford club with a void to fill. Now, it seems as though the Reds have added a new player to their transfer list; Daryl Dike.
Dike is currently on loan with Championship side Barnsley, though he’s actually owned by MLS outfit, Orlando City. Barnsley actually hold the option to buy Dike in a deal worth £17million with a 20% sell-on clause. However, that’ll likely only be activated if they secure Premier League promotion.
According to TEAMTalk, United are amongst the parties interested in signing the 20-year-old. They’ve been impressed with the young striker who has five goals in 12 games this term.
What’s interesting is that it’s claimed up to half the Premier League have scouted Dike, with Chelsea, Leeds, Wolves and Everton all accredited with interest. Right now, The Toffees are said to have shown the ‘most interest’ in the striker.
Is Dike really what United need…?
For me, I’d say no. Sure, this young man may well be immensely talented and in a few years, he could be amongst the best forward’s in the world. Manchester United need someone who can make a difference in the here and now, though.
Entrusting Dike with becoming a player that has to score 20+ goals a season as United look to win titles would be unfair, particularly when the highest level he’s played at is Barnsley, and he’s only played twelve times for them.
Plus, you’d imagine he’ll cost somewhere around the £20million mark. Would United want to spend that much money on a relative unknown in the middle of a global pandemic? I’d doubt it.
Is Daryl Dike really what Man United need right now? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.