Move close – Man United to secure £62million signing – Report

Lyon and France striker Moussa Dembele

If the latest reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are closing in to hire the services of a proven quality striker.

On 11 May, The Star published an exclusive report and claimed that the Red Devils have stepped up their interest in signing Moussa Dembele, who would prefer to move to Old Trafford over Stamford Bridge.

Transfer: Deal close – Man United to seal £70.6million signing – Report

More recently, Todofichajes have revealed that the French center forward is close to moving to Man United in a deal worth 70 million euros (£62million).

The Spanish source have claimed that as per their knowledge, the agreement between three parties have been reached. This perhaps means that United might have agreed a fee with Lyon and personal terms with the 23-year-old to secure his signing.

Todofichajes have further mentioned that Chelsea were keen on signing the striker but he will now head to Old Trafford for around £62million and Lyon will use the funds to find a replacement in the market.

In our previous post about Dembele, we talked about the ex Fulham forward’s stats and and shed light on Man United’s strike-force that has not been strengthened adequately for some time.

To challenge for the biggest of prizes, Solskjaer needs to have top name upfront, who would be able to bang in goals week in week out. 2012-13 was Man United’s last title winning season and in that campaign, Robin van Persie found the net 26 times.

Since then, not even a single Man United forward has managed to score even 20 goals in a PL campaign. The likes of Rooney and Ibrahimovic scored 17 league goals in 2013-14 and 2016-17 respectively.

Last season, French midfielder, Paul Pogba, was our top goalscorer with just 13 league goals. As far as this season is concerned, Rashford, who has mainly played on the left wing and has spent a lot of time out injured, has netted 14 times thus far.

In your view, who should Man United sign to reinforce their strike-force?

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