In the past few years, Manchester United have lost legendary goal scorers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani and they have not adequately replaced them as yet.
In the summer transfer window, the Red Devils hired the services of an unproven forward in the form of Rasmus Hojlund, who only netted 9 goals in the Serie A last term.
Moreover, reports in the Italian media have indicated that they are prepared to move in to lure another young goal scorer.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Man Utd are willing to make a ‘lunge’ to secure the signature of Marcos Leonardo from Santos.
The news source have mentioned that the Old Trafford club could easily meet the £21.4million fee (25m euro, 20m fixed and 5m in bonuses) to seal the signing of the 20-year-old striker.
Last month, La Gazzetta Dello Sport revealed Man Utd are ready to pay £21.4million to sign the South American, who has been in top form this season.
In all competitions, the youngster has so far featured in 34 games for Santos this term and directly contributed in no fewer than 20 goals (16 goals and 4 assists).
In the first four Premier League fixtures, our center forwards have scored a big fat zero and in all fairness, Martial should be offloaded and replaced at the earliest.
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