United keen on signing Dries Mertens on a free in the summer
According to Daily Mail (h/t MEN), Manchester United are keen on signing Belgian attacker Dries Mertens in the summer transfer window.
The Napoli star will be out of contract in the summer and available on a free if he fails to extend his contract with the Partenopei.
According to the report, Solksjaer is keen on making three signings this summer with a midfielder, forward and a striker being the priorities.
Mertens joined Napoli in 2013 and has turned into a crucial player for the Italians. He has played 303 times for the ‘Gli Azzurri’ and has scored 119 goals. (h/t Whoscored)
Chelsea were keen on securing the player in January but the deal could not be completed.
Mertens is reaching the end of his career and does not represent a long-term solution. However, the opportunity to bring in someone with the track record and experience of the 32-year-old for free should not be discounted.
Mertens is a versatile attacker and can play anywhere in the frontline. The Belgian’s set-piece abilities would also be an added benefit for us.
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The 32-year-old was part of the Napoli squad that won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia in 2014.