In the summer transfer window, Manchester United broke the bank to sign Danish center forward, Rasmus Hojlund, from Serie A side, Atalanta.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Red Devils want to further reinforce the strike-force and the name of Lois Openda is in the focus.
According to Sacha Tavolieri, the Old Trafford outfit are interested in hiring the services of the talented 23-year-old striker. Man Utd have already made contact and inquired about conditions to secure his signing.
Openda moved to RB Leipzig last summer and would like to stay and the journalist claims that the German Bundesliga side value their prized asset at around 90 million euros (£78million).
Last season, the Belgian international started 29 games in the Ligue1 for RC Lens and helped them earn Champions League qualification. He netted 21 goals and provided 4 assists in the competition.
In the current campaign, so far, in 6 league starts, Openda has directly contributed in as many goals (4 goals and 2 assists).
During the week, he found the net in the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City but the defending champions won the contest 3-1.
As far as his international career is concerned, the youngster is yet to start for Belgium, however, he has made 11 appearances and found the net on two occasions.
Having offloaded Ronaldo, Cavani, Lukaku etc. in recent years, Man Utd do lack depth in the striking department. Hojlund is stop class but Martial remains inconsistent.
In such a scenario, should Ten Hag splash £78million to sign Lois Openda?