Manchester United Football Club are yet to make a signing this summer, although you’d suspect things will start to quicken up in the not too distant future.
According to ESPN, a new name has been thrown into the ring. They’re claiming that the Reds are ‘monitoring’ Eintracht Frankfurt striker, Sebastien Haller.
The 24-year-old, who scored 19 goals last season, is being viewed as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, should the Belgium international leave for Inter Milan.
United’s #9 has actually been told he can leave Old Trafford this summer but only if the right offer comes in. Although ESPN adds they aren’t actively looking to sell Lukaku.
Haller has been the perfect partner to goal-machine Luka Jovic at Frankfurt. Although less talented than his old teammate, the fact that he’s still young enough to grow and learn does make this an interesting proposition.
It’s clear that Marcus Rashford is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred choice as the main striker so Haller would be aware that he’d likely be a back-up option.
Personally, I haven’t seen Haller play all that often, but it’s encouraging to see that United are actively preparing for life without Lukaku – and at least they’re scouring the market in the event that the 26-year-old does leave the Theatre of Dreams.