Following Romelu Lukaku’s comments making it quite clear he was looking for a way out of Manchester United, it’s no surprise to see the Red Devils mentioned in a story about wanting a new striker.
Already heavily linked with Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are also reportedly looking at another French striker in Wissam Ben Yedder.
The news appears to come from local online outlet La Colina de Nervion, which means we won’t be going all in on this one just yet, since it’s just the second time we’ve dealt with them.
The first time was last summer, when the website claimed Sevilla had ‘accelerated’ in their attempts to sign Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata, only for the Belgian to stay an extra year in Scotland.
That might not have been their fault, since a lot of things can happen behind the scenes, but, we’ll just deal with what they’re reporting regarding Wissam Ben Yedder and Manchester United and leave it at that.
La Colina de Nervion explain the Premier League side are one of the clubs with ‘the most interest’ in the France international, explaining this isn’t the first time the Red Devils have been linked with the 28-year-old, with vague claims back in March they were hovering.
On top of that, it’s claimed Ben Yedder is among Solskjaer’s ‘favourite options’ for the striker role, especially if Lukaku leaves.
With the Belgian likely going for a hefty fee, it’s believed Manchester United ‘won’t have a problem’ paying the forward’s release clause of €40m (£35.6m).
However, as things stand, no move has been made.
That’s as far as La Colina de Nervion go, moving on to explain how well Ben Yedder has played for the La Liga side this season, scoring 30 goals in 54 appearances this season, as well as assisting his teammates 11 times.
Called up by Didier Deschamps for the international fixtures this week, the former Toulouse star scored his first goal for France on Tuesday night, the second in a 4-0 win over Andorra in the 2020 Euros qualifier.