Manchester United make signing striker a priority following imminent Robin van Persie departure – report

Manchester United make signing striker a priority following imminent Robin van Persie departure – report

Manchester United have made signing a striker a priority this summer with Robin van Persie closing in on a move to Fenerbahce, according to the Independent’s Ian Herbert.

Man United fans will be sad to lose van Persie but cutting his reported £250k-a-week wages will give Louis van Gaal some considerable room to work with.

Van Persie is said to be travelling to Turkey this weekend to wrap up a four-year deal with Fenerbahce but interest from Atletico Madrid may put the move on hold.

The 31-year-old’s departure would leave van Gaal with only James Wilson, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez as United’s attacking options next term.

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Ed Woodward is reportedly confident about signing Thomas Muller even though Bayern Munich are reluctant to sell the 25-year-old. The player himself admitted last week he was flattered by United’s interest in him but subsequently poured cold water on a move.

United have also expressed an interest in Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, though as yet both the player and the north London club have shown no willingness to do business.

United passed on the opportunity to sign Radamel Falcao permanently last season and there isn’t much hope for Hernandez as Sevilla are reportedly preparing a bid for the 27-year-old. It’s impossible to tell who United will bring in this summer but the signing of a top class striker is vital if the club are going to be successful next term.

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Tanveer has been writing with The Peoples Person since August 2015 and is a life long Manchester United fan.