Man United keeping tabs on Lautaro Martinez: report

Manchester United are struggling to stick the ball in the back of the net. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is paying for the decision to thin out the squad, and that has to be addressed – preferably in January.

Today, a new name has been thrown into the mixer; Lautaro Martinez. The story comes from FCInterNews, translated by The Sun, who state that United are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old forward.

The Reds aren’t alone, though, with FC Barcelona also watching the Argentine who is enjoyed an excellent start to the 2019/20 term. So far, Martinez has struck six times in eleven games.

Furthermore, United are considering a move for the ‘versatile attacker’, who currently has a £96million release clause in his contract.

Martinez fits the bill. He’s young with ample room for growth, though he can also play in multiple positions across the front line, not only the striker spot.

Obviously, he’d cost the best part of £100million to sign, though given the prices in modern-day football, this could be looked at as relatively cheap provided Martinez lives up to his potential.

At this point, this isn’t a deal I can see happening in January. Inter are definite challengers in both the Serie A and Champions League this term and why would he want to walk away from that mid-season? I’d suspect United would also have to secure a top-four finish to even stand a chance at signing Martinez.

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