Manchester United duo Anthony Elanga and Jadon Sancho have expressed their support for Roma striker Tammy Abraham.
Abraham scored an injury time winner for Roma last night in Serie A, sparking wild celebrations, while netting his 19th goal of the season in all competitions.
Jose Mourinho’s side are in sixth place in Serie A after the win, just their second in the last five games.
Mourinho had to watch the winner from the team bus after being banned from the touchline.
Makes you wonder…
Abraham’s form and success in Italy, and the responses from the United players may be notable amid the Red Devils’ need for a striker.
Rather than spend £120 million on Harry Kane, a move for a younger prolific striker would be far more sensible.
Abraham, 24, left Chelsea last summer for £34 million, which Roma are paying in installments. A hefty bid from United this summer might prompt a conversation.
Clearly liked by United duo Elanga and Sancho, this would be one way to improve on the club’s current options.
Abraham is a traditional striker capable of leading the line by himself, and his form for Roma this season is showing Chelsea made an error letting him leave.
If Mauricio Pochettino does become United boss, Abraham could be the ideal striker for him to work with to emulate Harry Kane’s success.
Throw him into the mix
United clearly need a striker this summer to take the pressure off Cristiano Ronaldo, with Edinson Cavani set to leave.
Potential additions include the likes of Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, Lille’s Jonathan David, RB Leipzig’s Christian Nkunku.
Abraham could be thrown into the mix too after his strong season at Roma. United need young, fresh legs up front.
Speaking to Copa 90 in 2020, Abraham said he would ‘love to’ play alongside Marcus Rashford. He may not be top of many United fans’ dream striker lists right now – but don’t discount it becoming an option either this summer or further down the line.