20 Players We Expect Man United To Target If Lukaku Leaves
Marcus Rashford’s appearance in Jesse Lingard’s infamous ‘beans’ viral video recently did not deter Manchester United from offering the 21-year-old a new four-year contract; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clearly putting plenty of faith in the striker.
While one forward’s future at Old Trafford is now secured, another seems to be hanging precariously in the balance as Romelu Lukaku continues to be targeted by Inter Milan.
According to Sky Sports, the Serie A club are hoping to secure a two-season loan for the Belgian striker, with the option to buy for £60m at the end of it.
While Lukaku’s premature return from his summer holidays hints at a determination to stay at Old Trafford, he remains the number one target of new Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte. The Italian tried to sign Lukaku for Chelsea two years ago before the striker chose Manchester United.
If the Belgian departs Old Trafford, these strikers should become prime targets as his replacement:
Wissam Ben Yedder
The Daily Express reported that United have agreed personal terms with the Sevilla striker over a possible move to Old Trafford; the scene of arguably his finest hour in football. That was where he netted twice for the Spanish side to dump United out of the Champions League in March 2018.
Ben Yedder has been sensational for the La Liga club since joining them three years ago, scoring 70 goals for them in that time; that’s only one fewer than he scored in twice as long with Toulouse. His magnificent record with Sevilla makes the reported fee of £35m look like exceptional value.