Rumour has it, Manchester United may need to find themselves a new striker. Romelu Lukaku has been linked with Inter Milan this week and it seems United are looking somewhere in between the £70 million to £80 million mark for their Belgian forward.
With that in mind, United have started to look at potential new replacements. The biggest link so far comes in the form of Sebastian Haller who scored an impressive 15 goals in 23 Bundesliga starts last season.
Finding a goal scorer is a must for the Red Devils as a disappointing end to last season saw Rashford, Martial and Alexis Sanchez all fail to find the back of the net in the last 9 games. Andy Cole has even weighed in on the matter saying, “Solskjaer must prioritise the signing of a striker this summer,” but who else should United be looking at?
Why not have a look at Birmingham City’s striker for a bit of hope. The 22-year-old scored 22 goals and got 5 assists last season for the blues. He’s been regarded as one of the best strikers in his division this season and it may not be too much of a gamble if United add him to the list of people they’re looking at.
They may have a fight on their hands though as Southampton have shown some interest in the forward. Crystal Palace has also shown some interest but Birmingham rejected an £8 million bid from Southampton today suggesting it’s either not enough or, they aren’t ready to give up their goal scorer. Maybe Solskjaer should put in a higher bid but the ball would need to start rolling soon as more teams look into the 22-year-old.
To buy United some time, they could consider the Swansea forward. While Inter Milan decided whether Lukaku is the man for them, McBurnie doesn’t seem to be gaining too much attention from any other teams, this would give Solskjaer a bit of time to weigh up the situation.
McBurnie managed to net 24 goals in 44 games last season for Swansea and he’s also played for Scotland. It wouldn’t be a bad option for the Red Devil’s and, he may be a cheaper option to getting United back in the highest positions of the Premier League again.
Whether Lukaku stays or goes, United need to find goal scorers either way. Goals win games and it’s something they’ve lacked for a while.