Manchester United will look to sign a “marquee” striker in the summer window, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT.
Erik ten Hag brought stop-gap Wout Weghorst to Old Trafford in January, but Jacobs believes even if the Dutch international is a success, United will still re-enter the market at the end of the season.
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According to ESPN, ten Hag has drawn up a three-man list of potential summer striker signings.
It comes after United made the surprise January signing of ex-Burnley centre-forward Weghorst, who joined on loan until the end of the campaign.
Weghorst has caught the eye with his performances for United so far, but there are suggestions that even if the 30-year-old shines for the Stretford-based outfit, ten Hag is still keen on bringing in a long-term option.
Amongst those names, the ESPN report claims, is Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane, who recently entered the final 18 months of his contract.
Having missed out on a move to Manchester City in 2021, it’s claimed Kane could look to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in search of silverware.
The England captain, who turns 30 in the summer, is reported to be open to extending his contract with Spurs, but speculation surrounding a move away from north London refuses to go away.
Elsewhere, Napoli marksman Victor Osimhen is another name mooted with an Old Trafford switch, as is Benjamin Sesko, who has already agreed on a £20 million move to RB Leipzig in the summer.
What has Ben Jacobs said about United’s search for a striker?
Often a problem area for United in recent years, the Red Devils faithful will be hoping the club fixes its striker woes ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
Speaking about their search for a number-nine, CBS journalist Jacobs told GMS in an interview that United were likely to splash the cash on a goalscorer.
“Manchester United will absolutely want a striker,” Jacobs told GMS.
“And even if Wout Weghorst succeeds, and they come back to Burnley and try and agree something for that, I sense that it’s unlikely that they still wouldn’t strengthen in that area and look for some kind of marquee name.”
Who would be the best fit for United?
Three different options, all at varying stages of their career, the standout name is obviously Kane.
The Tottenham striker has netted over 190 goals in the Premier League, with many tipping him to go on and break Alan Shearer’s long-standing record of 260 (Premier League).
Like Kane, Osimhen’s goals record speaks for itself, with the Nigerian international having netted 15 goals in 20 matches for Napoli this season.
Whereas for Sesko, while he might have already been dubbed the “next Erling Haaland“, there is a feeling the Slovenian international may need to experience playing in a big European league, before making the move to one of the continent’s biggest clubs.
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