The summer transfer is here again with yet more claims and counterclaims on the interweb with series of rumours linking unexpected players to different clubs.
The current reports circulating the media now is claiming Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Sergio Aguero, and he will test Manchester City’s tenacity with a £55m bid this summer.
Prior to this recent report, our side has been keen on bolstering the attacking options this summer, as our strikers have not provided us with enough goals this season.
With just a record of 51 goals in 34 Premier League games – the lowest tally out of the top seven sides – and Zlatan Ibrahimovic not likely to offer a new deal next season, Manchester United would need to bring in a top-notch striker to the club next season, it’s just left to see who will replace the Swedish man.
According to The Sun, the expectation is that the former Paris Saint-Germain man won’t return to the top level and so the Red Devils will look elsewhere, with the Portuguese manager said to be keen on making a £55m bid to hijack Aguero away from City where he is now arguably expendable under Pep Guardiola.
With Gabriel Jesus having now rise as the club first choice for Pep Guardiola, combined with the fact that he’s likely to splash out this summer to bring in new signings, the Argentine may well find himself down the pecking order.
In turn, it’s suggested that Jose Mourinho could be ready to make move for Aguero, who has a brilliant EPL scoring record of 120 league goals in just 178 appearances.
It remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be done though as it will be a controversial one given rivalry between us and City, and ultimately at this stage it would seem unlikely.
The report adds that United boss is also interested in securing £89m move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, and so it promises to be a busy summer for the United boss as he looks to build and improve on his first season in charge at Old Trafford.
Signing the Manchester City man would be a major coup, but it’s really questionable as to whether the Sky Blues would allow the prolific forward to make the move within Manchester, as if he is to leave this summer, I believe he would surely be preferable to see the move abroad. But it’s worthy to note that the Argentine man has earlier this year been linked with a move to Arsenal, according to reports.