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Man Utd want to agree deal for Zirkzee ahead of Toney & David

Manchester United have a firm interest in signing Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee ahead of Ivan Toney and Jonathan David this summer, according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils are eyeing a new centre-forward and Zirkzee has emerged as a solid candidate to provide competition for Rasmus Hojlund.

Ivan Toney and Jonathan David have also been linked with United, but the club are reportedly favouring a move for Zirkzee.

Zirkzee’s huge potential could be the reason behind the interest

The former Bayern Munich man had a decent second year with Bologna. He registered 12 goals and provided seven assists as they qualified for the Champions League.

His statistics were not overwhelming, but he has the potential to become a top-class marksman. The Dutchman is a modern centre-forward who has good distribution skills.

He has excelled with his hold-up play and has the ability to glide past opponents with his fantastic dribbling skills and pace on the counter-attack.

Zirkzee is far from a complete striker, but he could become one in future. His £34 million release clause is not a stumbling block, but the agent commission could be high.

Kia Joorabchian is eyeing a hefty £12.5m to sanction a deal, which is why Milan can’t afford him. United will be hoping to reduce his demands due to their limited budget.

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