Transfer News: Manchester United tracking Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry after Cristiano Ronaldo request
According to the Sun (h/t the Metro), although Manchester United are adamant on keeping Cristiano Ronaldo, winger Serge Gnabry, who turned down a new deal with Bayern, has already been earmarked as a potential replacement.
Gnabry will soon begin the last year of his current Bayern Munich deal. He turned down the chance to extend his contract and is now considering his options. With Manchester United showing interest in the winger, a return to the Premier League could be on the cards.
Now Manchester United have apparently shortlisted Gnabry as a potential replacement for Ronaldo amid concern that the Portuguese could leave the club in the summer transfer window.
For Man United, who are interested in the German forward, it would be a fatal blow to know that they are not the only ones monitoring his condition right now; Manchester City are as well. Pep Guardiola’s club is expected to lose two key forwards- Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, and Gnabry could come in this summer.
Given the situation of the Red Devils’ team right now, Gnabry would be a smart option to have despite Jadon Sancho being a prime contender to play down the flank.
Although Gnabry is capable of playing in different attacking areas, his services could be needed down the middle. We lack a striker of an ideal age profile and Gnabry has shown for and in Germany that he can play in the position with distinction.
While Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have left this summer, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga need competition. Due to Mason Greenwood’s suspension, we now have even more reasons for actively pursuing Gnabry in the future.
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Gnabry would certainly be a smart choice to have at Old Trafford and we can offer him the chance to redeem himself in England after having a failed spell at Arsenal. These seem like early days in this Gnabry saga but this is certainly one to keep an eye out on.