Manchester United have been linked with a move for prolific Porto striker Mehdi Taremi.

One of the ways Manchester United could look to strengthen up front this summer is making a move for Iran international Mehdi Taremi.

Portuguese outlet reported over the weekend that Taremi is on Manchester United’s radar, and as a short-term option, he could make sense alongside a more inexperienced Rasmus Hojlund.

Taremi struck 31 goals in all competitions last season for Porto. The prospect of a move is a talking point in Portugal.

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Mehdi Taremi backed for Manchester United move

Mehdi Taremi’s possible move to Manchester United was a topic of discussion on CNN Portugal.

Via Mais Futebol, pundit Daúto Faquirá, a former player in the Portuguese top flight, backed the possible move.

He said: “Taremi? Man. United does not have a nine, the possibility does not seem unreasonable to me.”

This lack of strikers is a cloud currently hanging over Manchester United’s season.

In an interview with FIVE, former star Rio Ferdinand said he would not celebrate arrivals of players like Achraf Hakimi or Martin Odegaard, because they simply are not what the team needs.

United’s only forward is Anthony Martial, who can never stay fit. He started only 11 league games last season.

Mehdi Taremi praised by Carlos Carvalhal

Portuguese coach Carlos Carvalhal, formerly of Sporting and Sheffield Wednesday, has also been talking up the forward, who he managed at Rio Ave.

He told O Jogo: “An excellent player, a great guy, very smart.

“When he arrived, he hardly recovered balls, the defensive transition did not exist. He has become one of the best retrievers on our team. At FC Porto, this is another great attribute. 

“He was always smart on the last pass, on the moves, highly refined. Intelligence is his greatest weapon.”

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