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Man United eye January move for new striker – three potential options

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a January move for a new striker despite just spending £72 million to sign Rasmus Hojlund this summer, per the Daily Mail.

Hojlund has struggled following his big-money move to England, failing to register a goal in his first seven Premier League appearances.

He broke his duck in the Champions League but is struggling to get off the mark in the league.

United have reportedly decided to sign a striker in the winter window to ease the burden on the 20-year-old Dane. 

Anthony Martial has been playing back-up to Hojlund for Erik ten Hag’s side but has been disappointing. The Frenchman is also yet to score for United in the Premier League this season.

His contract will expire next summer, and he could leave Old Trafford. 

United have scored only 11 league goals this season, and only one has been scored by a forward, which was from Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new centre-forward to bring goals and have their sights set on a few options.

Ivan Toney

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is pushing for a move away, seeking a bigger club. United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal have shown interest in the England international.

United could push to pip their rivals to the former Newcastle United striker, who is serving the final months of his ban for betting and should return to action in January.

Toney is an experienced customer who bagged 20 goals and four assists in the league last season. 

The 27-year-old would give United a more physical edge up top and ease the pressure on Hojlund. 

However, he will not come cheap, and United must critically consider whether they are ready to spend the £100 million the Bees would demand

Mehdi Taremi 

Porto striker Mehdi Taremi is an underrated player, often overlooked because he is a late bloomer.

However, the 31-year-old is a smart centre-forward who can dine at the same table as some of the top strikers around Europe.

He bagged 22 goals and seven assists in 33 Primeira Liga appearances as they finished as runners-up to rivals Benfica last term.

Taremi notched 20 goals and 12 assists the previous, and 16 goals and 11 assists in 2020/21.

He has not started prolifically this season, with Evanilson stealing most of the headlines, but he could still do a job for United.

Taremi only has a year left on his contract, and Porto will consider selling him to avoid losing him for free in the summer. The Premier League club could sign him on a cut-price deal. 

Jonathan David

United are interested in Victor Osimhen, but the Nigerian international will be reluctant to move in the January transfer window.

Napol will be reluctant to sell, plus he will miss a chunk of league action during the African Cup of Nations slated for early next year.

United could move for Lille striker Jonathan David in January as they search for options to lead their line. He is open to a move away from France.

The Candian international has decent link-up play and is a good finisher. He bagged 24 goals and four assists last season in Ligue 1. He netted 15 goals the previous season.

United could use his goalscoring prowess in their ranks even though he hasn’t been as prolific this term.

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