According to the newly emerged reports, Manchester United are one of the main suitors for this striker Premier League star ahead of the summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stint at Manchester United has already seen the departures of Maroune Fellaini, Matteo Darmian, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, and Marcos Rojo from “The Theatre of Dreams.
While some of them have made permanent switches from Old Trafford, the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, and Marcos Rojo could be back to the Mancunian club following the expiration of their loan deals.
Although it might seem as the departures Ole have had confirmed since donning the throne of Manchester are reasonable and correct, one of those departures have put the club in limbo. And United are still in the hunt for a perfect answer.
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Yes, the departure Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from the Red side of Manchester has costed the club in many ways. Romeu Lukaku, one of Jose Mourinho‘s special signing at Manchester United, saw the exit door of Old Trafford last summer after failing to make Solskjaer’s first team.
During his 2-year-stay at the club, the 27-year-old went on to amass 42 goals and 13 assists from 96 appearances across all competitions.
Despite garnering a plethora of goals for the Reds, his shaky first touch saw him being the scapegoat for team’s underwhelming performances. Therefore, he eventually decided to join Internazionale where he is now a superstar, having registered 23 goals and 5 assists from 35 appearances in all competitions this season.
Although the move to Inter has massively helped the Belgian revive his career at Italy as it seems like the style of Italian Serie A has suited the gigantic striker, the club which Lukaku left for the betterment of his future are in real jeopardy.
To replace Romelu Luaku, Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month loan deal in the last January transfer window. And the deal is about to expire on May 31st, with United showing no interest to renew Ighalo’s stay at the club.
Since joining the Manchester side, Ighalo has made 8 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, adding 4 goals and 1 assist to his name. He could have scored more had not the coronavirus pandemic play its part and bring all the footballing actions across Europe to a halt.
The Norweigan was a serious transfer target for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer in the January transfer window. United tried to lure him to Old Trafford by lodging a bid of £20m on the Deadline Day of the January window. But the bid arrived too late and got immediately rejected by Bournemouth.
The report suggests three teams other than United are interested in King’s services. From 163 appearances, King has recorded 48 goals 15 assists for The Cherries.
King is fast, intelligent, and can play both as a striker and a winger. Due to his low centre of gravity, opposition defenders often find it hard to keep a hold on him.
He could be a perfect back-up option for his compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Joshua King’s contract with Bournemouth will expire next summer.
With a number of clubs seeking the prodigy’s signature, there would not be a better time than the upcoming summer transfer window for Bournemouth to sell one of their best players and gain some commendable profit amidst the financial turmoil.
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