Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag desires to usher in a brand new striker this summer season and the membership are contemplating raiding Brentford for a second time this summer season, in line with experiences.
The Pink Devils have one thing of a predicament up entrance, with Cristiano Ronaldo having requested a switch leaving Anthony Martial – who spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Sevilla – as the one different possibility.
United are nonetheless hoping to steer Ronaldo to remain, however, no matter what occurs with the 37-year-old, Ten Hag is eager to bolster his strike pressure.
The Dutch coach had reportedly tried to hijack outdated membership Ajax’s move to sign Brian Brobbey on a permanent deal from RB Leipzig, however the younger ahead desires to return to Amsterdam.
United will subsequently must discover different choices and, in line with The Mirror, have added Brentford frontman Ivan Toney to their listing of potential targets.
The 26-year-old, who’s open to leaving the west London membership this summer season, has ‘caught the attention’ of United and they’re retaining tabs on his scenario.
Toney – who netted 12 Premier League objectives and laid on 5 assists final season – lined up alongside one other of United’s summer season signings, Christian Eriksen, through the Dane’s quick stint at Brentford.
The Bees had hoped to persuade Eriksen to increase his keep however he was persuaded to maneuver to Previous Trafford by Ten Hag.
Toney and Eriksen struck up an excellent relationship throughout their transient time taking part in collectively, with the pair trying significantly threatening on set-pieces.
United might face some severe competitors for Toney, nevertheless, with Newcastle, West Ham and Leeds all additionally eager to prise him away from Brentford.
Thomas Frank could be extraordinarily reluctant to lose Toney, significantly having already misplaced Eriksen, however Brentford expect to obtain a minimum of one bid for the ahead earlier than the window closes.
Proper now, United are working to safe their third signing of the summer season within the type of Lisandro Martinez, who has already undergone a medical and agreed private phrases however is simply ready for a visa.
A deal for Frenkie de Jong is proving somewhat extra problematic despite the fact that United have agreed a payment with Barcelona, with the Dutch midfielder reluctant to swap Camp Nou for Previous Trafford.
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