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Man United prepare striker shortlist for summer as club learns from Haaland mistake



Manchester United make striker decision after Haaland mistake

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has made the decision to sign a striker in the summer following the January transfer fiasco involving Erling Braut Haaland, according to the Evening Standard (h/t Express).

United walked away from the deal citing concerns over the figures they would have to pay agent Mino Raiola and the player’s father Alf-Inge.

Haaland joined Dortmund instead and has thrived in the Bundesliga. The striker’s 10th goal in just his sixth appearance has led to United fans questioning the club’s decision.

Odion Ighalo Manchester United
United signed Odion Ighalo on loan in January

United were linked with a number of strikers in January before signing Odion Ighalo on loan until the end of the season. Solksjaer is now keen on a permanent signing in the summer. A number of names have been discussed, with four among them featuring prominently.

The fab four?

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is likely to leave the club at the end of the season with United keen on securing his signature. The striker has already played for Fulham and Celtic in Britain, which is said to be a huge draw for the top six clubs.

Moussa Dembele Manchester United
Moussa Dembele could leave Lyon in the summer

The Red Devils may, however, face competition from Chelsea, who are also keen on the 23-year-old.

Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard have also been linked with a summer move with the former costing around £100million.

German ace Timo Werner’s prolific stats have also drawn much interest from Old Trafford. The player, however, seems set on a transfer to Liverpool.

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