Man United prepared to officially move to sign £22.7million attacker – Report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd boss

Manchester United have been linked with Marcus Edwards for some time and once again the English attacker is in the lime light.

According to a report covered by O JOGO yesterday, the 21-year-old could leave Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer transfer window and Man United are prepared to officially move to sign him.

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Edwards was highly impressive for the Youth teams of Tottenham Hotspur. He scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists in 8 appearances for the north Londoners’ U-19 UEFA team.

Moreover, the youngster directly contributed in 17 goals (10 goals and 7 assists) in 28 appearances for the club’s U-23 side.

However, last year, the Premier League club opted to sell him to Vitoria, who will only get 50% of the transfer fee from his sale and the other 50% would go to Jose Mourinho’s team (O JOGO).

As far as his price tag is concerned, the Portuguese outlet have mentioned that a fee of 15-20 million euros might be enough to get his signing done. On the other hand, last month, Record reported that a maximum fee of 25 million euros (£22.7million) would be needed to lure him.

Vitoria have completed their Liga Nos season in 7th position. Edwards started 23 league games and directly contributed in 16 goals (7 goals and 9 assists) while mainly playing as a right winger (Transfermarkt).

Man United’s current first choice right winger is 18-year-old Mason Greenwood, who has already directly contributed in 11 goals in as many Premier League starts this term.

On the other hand, last summer’s signing Daniel James, who has now moved down the pecking order, is Solskjaer’s second choice right winger. In your opinion, do the Red Devils need another winger? Not to forget, they are linked with a top quality attacker in the form of Jadon Sancho but the Dortmund star is going to cost a lot.

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  1. Man utd really need a right winger. And aonther striker so that the team can challege man city and Liverpool

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