Manchester United Football Club have had real struggles in front of goal this season, with the Red Devils drawing yet another blank yesterday away at AFC Bournemouth.
The decision to sell Romelu Lukaku and loan out Alexis Sanchez without senior replacement was a poor one by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – but it seems as though he’s looking to rectify that choice.
According to the Daily Mirror, United are ‘ready to hijack’ Liverpool’s move for RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner.
Furthermore, the Reds are eyeing a January move for the prolific 23-year-old forward, who has scored thirteen goals in fifteen games across all competitions.
Werner only signed a new long-term contract in the summer, however, the deal contains a surprisingly low £27million release clause – following a ‘dream’ move that Bayern Munich which failed to materialise.
For a player who’s best years are ahead of him, this seems like an absolute bargain. Werner has been consistently excellent for the last three-and-a-half years with the German outfit Leipzig, though perhaps it’s time for the forward to head to somewhere new.
If there’s any chance that United can lure Werner to Old Trafford in the mid-season window, then this would be an outstanding signing. That said, I think it’s a deal that’s easier said than done. We have to be realistic and there are probably far more attractive options for him at this point, though the 20-time Premier League champions should be bending over backwards to bring this guy in…