Despite Rasmus Højlund finding the back of the net twice against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night, Manchester United still lost 4-3 in a rather crazy game.
Marcus Rashford getting controversially sent off didn’t help, and the Red Devils continue to have to rely on other players to find the back of the net on a week to week basis if those two don’t score.
That’s why the idea of signing a relatively cheap striker in January to bring some experience and extra firepower to the front line is a plan being investigated, which is something Inter Live report on on Thursday.
Unfortunately for them, he is also a target for Manchester United, who were already linked with the Iran international in the summer.
They claim that Erik ten Hag’s objective would be to get an ‘experienced centre-forward’ like Taremi to ‘lighten the load of responsibility’ on the shoulders of Højlund.
It’s believed that Manchester United could ‘offer €10m for his contract in January’, as well as a wage of €4.5m/year after tax.
In all, that would cost the Premier League club around €30m (transfer fee and wages) for the next three and a half years.
This is something Inter would not be willing to do for a 31-year-old, and perhaps that gives Manchester United the advantage in this race.