With the transfer window fully open, alongside the departures of Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia already confirmed, the rebuilding of his team will be at the forefront of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mind.
Several transfer rumours have been doing the rounds, and one rumour that has surfaced again and again is the possible departure of Romelu Lukaku. Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the Belgian and tried to sign him when he was manager at Chelsea, Lukaku has made no secret of his interest to ply his trade in Seria A. So with Conte having just been appointed the new Inter Milan manager, it’s no surprise that Lukaku has been recently linked to the San Siro.
If these rumours turn out to be true, Solskjaer will need to replace the big Belgian, and I think Solskjaer should consider these two players as replacements, one being recently linked with Manchester United.
Paulo Dybala is a gifted player, he can play as a forward, he can be deployed as the main striker, as a centre forward or as a supporting striker.
He’s elegant, quick, agile, with excellent technical ability Dybala is known for his dribbling skills, balance, and close control in limited spaces. He can beat opponents one and one and hold up the ball for teammates, with him being only 25 years old he’s a perfect replacement for Lukaku.
20-year-old Luka Jovic is one of the key players at Eintracht Frankfurt playing a phenomenal season so far. With having had an impressive season in the Bundesliga the young Serbian has aroused the interest of the European giants, including Barcelona and Liverpool.
Jovic likes to receive the ball on the ground and finish with his first touch. Jovic can utilise his pace to receive through balls from teammates, or he drops into space between opposition midfield and defence to receive and turn. In these situations, Jovic can take advantage of his dribbling ability to outplay opponents or to create gaps for a through pass by dragging out defenders.
With his good off-ball movement, Jovic is able to get rid of the opposition defenders. Often receiving the ball with an open body shape allows Jovic to finish with his first touch. He always knows the exact position of the goal, the Serbian is able to take precise shots even under pressure, this makes Jovic an extremely effective striker and dangerous in front of goal, all the attributes to easily fulfil the role of Lukaku.