The 12 months is 2022 and Manchester United are involved in signing Marko Arnautovic.
Gazetta dello Sport (by way of eurosport) experiences that the Bologna star has emerged as a shock choice for the membership after they’ve discovered themselves quick on firepower.
Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to depart the membership in pursuit of Champions League soccer, which would depart Anthony Martial as the one centre ahead on the membership.
To make issues worse, the Frenchman is at present out with a hamstring harm.
Arnautovic achieved relative success in England with Stoke Metropolis and West Ham United throughout a six-year Premier League stint.
He scored 39 objectives in 154 appearances, contributing 27 assists in England’s prime flight.
Arnautovic then moved to Shanghai Port (in acrimonious circumstances) for £23m at 30 years of age, with many seeing that as the tip of his top-level European profession.
Nevertheless, he returned to Bologna final season and have become a key participant, scoring 14 league objectives.
In 2018 underneath Jose Mourinho, United thought of a transfer for Arnautovic, though the Portuguese supervisor’s sacking earlier than the January window scuppered any hope of a deal.
This may not be the primary time the Purple Devils have resorted to dusting off outdated scout experiences over a disaster up entrance.
Within the January 2020 window, Odion Ighalo was introduced in from Shanghai to account for a scarcity of depth in assault, with evaluation from the Louis van Gaal administration allegedly used to evaluate his suitability underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Arnautovic has not less than proven himself to nonetheless be a viable Serie A striker, though United’s curiosity will nonetheless come as a shock to many, given his age, angle considerations and less-than-stellar file within the Premier League.
Valued at £5.4m (in response to transfermarkt.com), he would not less than symbolize a finances choice for a stop-gap striker with expertise – a participant profile that Manchester United have been all too accustomed to lately.
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