Guillem Balague: Manchester United scouts have been to see Stoke’s Bojan Krkic

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United scouts have been watching Bojan Krkic’s progress at Stoke City according to Guillem Balague.

The 25-year-old has slowly been growing in influence for Stoke this season and now has five goals in 16 games for the Premier League club.

As part of a trio alongside Xherdan Shaqhiri and Marko Arnautovic under Mark Hughes, Krkic has helped transform Stoke into a fantastic attacking side this season, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that multiple clubs have been taking an interest in him.

It doesn’t really matter whether there is a clause in Bojan’s contract which would see a £10m release clause activated if Stoke get relegated because that won’t happen this season. They’re playing far too good for the drop, so it’s highly unlikely to be activated.

Interestingly, Hughes has come out to deny that Krkic has a release clause as part of his contract, so there’s some immediate conflict in the story.

As for the concept of a move, Krkic is a cracking little player who has really started to come out of his shell this season but with our attack looking so weak, almost any decent player would seem like an improvement.

Would Bojan be the sort of player who could transform our attack? Probably not on his own and that’s the sort of players who Louis van Gaal will be looking to bring in, hence why the Sadio Mane move makes sense because he adds such a raw threat on his own.

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