Manchester United let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave in the summer and they didn’t sign anyone else to reinforce their attack. They trusted Mason Greenwood, the 17-year-old English attacker to provide cover.
But after suffering multiple injuries, Red Devils feel they don’t have enough strikers. Therefore, they are looking to sign an attacker.
They have identified Russian Striker Aleksandr Sobolev as the man.
Aleksandr is 22-year-old. He plays for the club Krylia Sovetov in the Russian Premier League.
Ole Gunnar has admitted that he needs to reinforcement up front after the two attackers joined Inter Milan in the summer.
Aleksandr Sobolev joins the shortlisted targets list, which includes Callum Wilson, Mario Mandzukic and Moussa Dembele.
Moussa Dembele could be expensive, even if all parties agree. He can cost upward of £85m. Callum Wilson could be signed but signing him mid-season can be difficult and the club will have to overpay. Mario Mandzukic will be a cheaper option but age isn’t on his side.
So, Aleksandr Sobolev has been shortlisted. He will be cheaper and is young. He is yet to make a senior appearance for the Russian National team. But he is in fine form this season. For Krylia Sovetov he has scored 10 goals and has provided 3 assists in 13 matches (all competitions).
Russian can be an interesting choice.