‘New beginning’: Man Utd is overtaking Atletico Madrid in race of signing with ‘little Messi’

According to Fichajes, Manchester United would compete with Atletico Madrid for the signing of AS Roma forward Paulo Dybala during the summer transfer window.

According to the online news source, Dybala’s contract contains a £10.5 million release clause, which has put him on Manchester United’s radar for the upcoming campaign.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the team before the 2022 FIFA World Cup gave Manchester United the opportunity to borrow Burnley striker Wout Weghorst for the remainder of the season.

In 12 games for United, Weghorst, who is regarded as a bridge forward, has contributed to just three goals. The club is presently being led by the in-form Marcus Rashford, who scored in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday as Manchester United overcame Newcastle United 2-0.

Victor Osimhen, Harry Kane, Dusan Vlahovic, Alvaro Morata, Gonçalo Ramos, and Tammy Abraham are just a few of the forwards that Man United have been linked with recently. They have also added Dybala to their list.

United is apparently considering moving for either Kane or Osimhen, who are both scoring goals this season for their respective teams, Napoli and Spurs, respectively. A proven goal scorer is United’s top target in the summer transfer window.

Man United are reportedly considering a move for 2022 World Cup champion Dybala because they view him as a less expensive alternative, though they may face competition from Atletico Madrid of Spain.

After seven years at Juventus, where he scored 115 goals and made 48 assists in 293 appearances in all competitions after joining them from Palermo in 2015, Dybala joined Roma last summer.

The Argentina attacker won four Coppa Italia trophies and five straight Serie A championships while playing in Turin.

He has established himself as a significant member of Jose Mourinho’s squad after relocating to Roma. This season, he has made 24 appearances in all competitions, scored 12 goals, and assisted seven times.

He was a member of the Argentina team that defeated France 4-2 on penalties to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after a 3-3 draw. He also scored in the shootout.

Man Utd could hijack £53m deal for Benjamin Sesko

Eric ten Hag’s team shouldn’t have much trouble scoring goals, as Manchester United ranks fourth in the Premier League this season with 41 goals in 24 games.

Marcus Rashford (14), Bruno Fernandes (five), Jadon Sancho (four), and Antony (three) are the four Red Devils players who have combined for 26 league goals, but they do have a problem up front, according to Football Insider, which is why United are reportedly interested in signing Benjamin Sesko.

The two natural strikers in the first squad are Antony Martial and Wout Weghorst, but they have combined for just three league goals, therefore Ten Hag needs to improve the attack before the upcoming season.

Martial has played in just 37.5% of their top-flight games this season due to injury, missing the majority of it. The 27-year-future old’s is uncertain because he spent the previous year on loan at Sevilla and because his contract expires in 2024.

In 12 appearances since joining Man Utd on loan in January, Weghorst, 30, has only scored once. While United aren’t anticipated to sign him permanently, he will most likely return to Burnley at the conclusion of the season, leaving Ten Hag with just one striker to contend on all four fronts.

Therefore, the Red Devils must have effective center forwards in the lineup if they are to compete in the Champions League. Sesko might be that player, though red tape may present a challenge given that he is soon to sign with sister club RB Leipzig.

Before joining Red Bull Salzburg in 2019, the 19-year-old played 44 games for FC Liefering, tallying 22 goals and seven assists. In 67 games since then, he has scored 19 goals and contributed 10 assists. Sesko has eight goals and three assists in 18 starts this season, giving him a promising future.

He has a contract to join Leipzig this summer for £21 million, but United can sabotage the deal if they buy him out. Although 90min earlier said that the Germans would seek roughly £53m, the Red Devils would have to offer more than Leipzig is paying to get his signature. As a result, it will be interesting to see whether they make a play.

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