On the identical day that Harry Kane shed a tear amid a possible goodbye from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United have been linked with one other Premier League striker completely.
The Kane-to-leave-Spurs story has dominated the soccer headlines for the previous couple of days and United have been reportedly one of many groups chasing his signature.
Supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to trace that United have been this week, saying ‘I’m not saying that if Edi [Cavani] stays which means another person in a ahead place received’t are available in.’
With Solskjaer’s protégé Erling Haaland additionally reportedly on United’s radar, it subsequently got here as a little bit of a shock yesterday to listen to that the membership has been making enquiries in a really totally different path.
As reported right here, The Telegraph’s often dependable Mike McGrath claims that ‘Manchester United are Southampton striker Danny Ings as a goal.
‘United have made enquiries about Ings’ scenario at St Mary’s, the place he has one yr left on his contract and there was no settlement following talks over an extension,’ McGrath commented.
It isn’t, after all, a nasty thought so as to add a longtime Premier League goalscorer such because the 28-year-old to the squad, particularly if he may be acquired at a lowered worth as a result of his contract scenario.
Nevertheless, having retained Cavani’s providers for one more yr, what it does appear to point is that United have both little intention of bidding for Kane or Haaland or little confidence of capturing their signatures.
It’s unthinkable that the membership would try and rotate three strikers of that calibre, particularly with the emergence of Mason Greenwood as a prolific younger goalscorer.
Maybe United are merely lining up Ings as a fall-back possibility in case a bid for Kane or Haaland fails, in order that they don’t seem to be left in a scenario like January 2020 after they have been scrambling round on the eleventh hour of deadline day attempting to signal the likes of Josh King and Odion Ighalo.
Regardless of the case, it isn’t taking place nicely with United followers on social media, who with all due respect to the Southampton man don’t see him because the calibre of participant wanted to shut the hole on Manchester Metropolis and launch a critical problem within the Champions League subsequent season.
‘If @Manutd truly go for Ings I believe our fan base might need a meltdown,’ one fan commented.
‘Think about the scenes when @Manutd unveil Ings,’ stated one other.
‘I hope the Ings story is a pi$$ take,’ stated a 3rd.
It’s honest to say it isn’t a switch story that’s sending United followers into raptures.