Manchester United are keen on striker Wissam Ben Yedder, report ABC de Sevilla.
Ben Yedder would become a target if Romelu Lukaku is sold.
Most fans will recall how Ben Yedder’s two goals at Old Trafford for Sevilla knocked us out of the Champions League in 2017/18.
He has continued his impressive form this past season. Ben Yedder scored 30 goals and provided 11 assists.
He has a £36 million release clause in his contract, meaning United could sign him, sell Lukaku, and make a tidy profit.
New Van Persie
Ben Yedder turns 29 in August. That’s the same age Robin van Persie was when he signed for United in 2012.
Van Persie was a huge success, bringing his prolific goalscoring form from Arsenal to Old Trafford.
There’s something to be said for buying a confident striker at his peak, although this United side are far from dominant.
Van Persie was the final part of the jigsaw for a title winning team. Ben Yedder would improve this United side, but more acquisitions are needed to get us close to contending.
If improvement is the goal, Ben Yedder can be part of the solution.
Like Van Persie, Ben Yedder has a natural eye for goal, and can drop deep. His 11 assists last season demonstrates his creative side.
In the past three seasons for Sevilla he has scored 70 goals.
He could lead by example and take the pressure off Marcus Rashford, and Mason Greenwood. United need a top striker who can come in straight away and score more than 20 league goals.
We have seen first hand how dangerous he can be. Bringing in the Frenchman could be a very smart move.