Man United in race to sign Gerard Moreno: report

Man United have seemingly added striker Gerard Moreno to their list of possible transfer targets.

The name Gerard Moreno is probably (sadly) a familiar one for the Old Trafford Faithful. The Spanish striker would score against Manchester United in the Europa League final. He’d also coolly tuck away his penalty.

Now, United are being linked with a move to sign Moreno. The story comes from Fichajes in Spain, who claim that the Reds are in the race to sign the prolific 29-year-old this summer.

United wouldn’t have it all their own way, mind, with both Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona both also keen on signing the star who has sixty(!) goals over the last 2 seasons.

It’s worth noting Fichajes’ track record when it comes to United transfers has been pretty awful, but we wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we just ignored the rumour. So let’s delve deeper.

The story places no sort of valuation in regards to how much a potential move for Moreno would actually cost. However, Barca has literally just signed Sergio Aguero, while obviously, United have Edinson Cavani for at least another season.

In terms of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s thinking, perhaps the Baby Faced Assassin is looking for a different option. Mason Greenwood can play up top but the gaffer has been quick to state that the English teen is still better as a winger at this stage in his career.

Then you have Anthony Martial, who struggled mightily last term. You can understand why Solskjaer is looking at potentially bringing in another out-and-out goal-scorer – particularly when Moreno has been absolutely lethal over the past couple of years.

Still, though, I don’t trust Fichajes as far as I can throw them. I’d be taking this one with a pinch of salt until another source can back up these claims.

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