Manchester United did spend a huge amount to sign Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window but at the moment, the Belgian international looks to be out of form.
On the other hand, last year’s signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been poor as well and therefore, the Red Devils have suffered in recent times.
In such a scenario, United must improve their attack in the upcoming winter transfer window and in my opinion, the Europa League winner will have to Napoli’s star man Dries Mertens.
Jose Mourinho have been closely monitoring the 30-year-old Lukaku’s compatriot for quite some time and he only has a release clause of 28 million euros in his current deal with the Napples, according to TuttoSport via CalcioMercato.
Mertens is a versatile player, who can effectively play anywhere in the attacking third and this season, he has been in brilliant form for the Serie A side, who are currently on top of the league table.
In 18 matches across all competitions for Napoli, he has directly contributed in no fewer than 19 goals scoring 12 goals and creating 7 assists. Man United need such firepower to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title in the second half of the season.
Dries Mertens is 30-year-old but still play the ball like an under-18, in your opinion, do you think there’s any need for United to activate the release clause in Mertens’ contract to secure his signature?