Manchester United have made an enquiry for a PSG forward as Erik ten Hag looks for a way to solve his goalscoring woes.
That’s according to Get French Football News, who claim that Manchester United have made an informal enquiry regarding the availability of striker Mauro Icardi.
New PSG manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Icardi is currently on the transfer list and the 29-year-old appears to be interested in a move across the channel.
The French champions signed the player for €50m (£45m) back in June 2020 but Ten Hag may be able to sign the player for a much lower fee.
Man United have scored only one goal in their opening two Premier League matches so far and it’s clear Ten Hag needs to bring someone in who can inject a spark into the frontline.
The Old Trafford side were far too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo last season, he scored 24 goals in all competitions when no one else scored more than ten.
With talk of the Portuguese talisman having limited time left in Manchester, a move for Icardi makes perfect sense.
Former player Jan Aage Fjortoft dubbed the Argentinian as “one of the best goal getters around” and it’s this sort of quality that United needs now.
The controversial forward has scored 156 goals in his club career so far. Despite his previous two campaigns falling short of his high standards, with just 11 league goals, he could still add another dimension to the Manchester United attack.
During his most productive season, in 2017/2018 for Inter Milan, the forward ran amok in Serie A. he scored 29 goals in 34 matches, which worked out nearly a goal a game while also missing 16 big chances, meaning he could have had over 40 goals had he been more clinical.
The last few seasons have seen the player lose his way slightly in the superstar culture at the capital club and a move to the Premier League could be the catalyst for him to repeat his Serie A form.
If Ten Hag can bring him to Old Trafford and he does indeed manage to replicate his form from a few years ago, he could breathe new light into a toxic and rotting side.
Although they were clearly abject at the back in their 4-0 defeat to Brentford, they were hardly awe-inspiring going forward either, rarely threatening David Raya’s goal. Icardi could help fix that lack of threat considerably.