Manchester United Target Former Manchester City Player Edin Dzeko For January
By Mike Parrott
With more and more rumours of Manchester United being linked with a Striker in the January Transfer Window, a reprted transfer for Edin Dzeko might be in the works.
According to Mark Ogden of ESPN, Manchester United are considering a move for Edin Dzeko in the upcoming January Transfer Window.
With United being linked to names such as Mario Mandzukic and Erling Haland, Edin Dzeko shouldn't be a surprise due to him fitting a similar profile as the other tall, physical Strikers.
This comes only a few months after United were close to completing a £14 million move for Mandzukic in August before shelving the deal. United have retained a tentative interest in the Croatia international, who is yet to kick a ball for Juventus this season.
Dzeko is known by English football fans quite well being a member of the famous Manchester City title-winning team in 2011-12. While at City, Dzeko went on to score 50 goals in 130 league games for the club.
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However, unlike Mandzukic who hasn't played a single minute this season, the tall Bosnian has been in good form in Serie A.
With six goals in 15 appearances so far this season to his name, Dzeko might still be able to be a force in the Premier League.
This rumour though would go against the recent comments by United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who said earlier this month that the club will only make signings in January if they can offer long-term solutions at Old Trafford.
And with several outlets reporting that United are ready to go all-in to sign Erling Haland from Austrian side RB Salzburg, the name of the Striker joining United becomes more open by the day.
However, it is clear that United want a tall, physical Striker to bolster the existing front-line of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, and Mason Greenwood.