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Manchester United make move for Napoli forward Dries Mertens – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have offered a contract to Napoli and Belgium forward Dries Mertens that would see the 29-year-old earn £4m a year after tax, according to reports.

A variety of attacking talents have been reportedly pinpointed by Jose Mourinho ahead of the summer transfer window, with Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane serving as the three most recently named targets.

Mertens has been an effervescent force at Napoli this season, netting five times in his last four club games and claiming 25 goals in all competitions.

And according to the Metro‘s Chris Davie, Mourinho is willing to offer the Belgian a lofty pay check over the summer.

Mertens has always drifted between featuring as a No.9 and a winger, demonstrating a capacity for beating opponents with his mazy movement on the ball and claiming important goals in equal measure. Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has sought to make use of the Belgian’s prowess at No.9 this season and the results have been emphatic.

Mertens offers a tantalising combination of close control, superb agility, raw pace and, of course, a potent eye for goal. And as somebody capable of featuring both out wide and up front he would serve as a useful addition to Mourinho’s attacking line-up next season.

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