After the extensive splurge in the summer transfer window, Manchester United were expecting a quiet winter window.
But since Cristiano Ronaldo‘s acrimonious departure, the goalposts have shifted and all the talk has centered around the Red Devils’ attempts at bringing in an elite goalscorer.
United’s exhausting search for a striker
The chase has been long and exhausting with the media linking United with every name under the Sun.
After the World Cup, those links were ramped up even more with all World Cup heroes being linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Soon it emerged that due to the club being put on sale by the Glazers, loan deals would be the only course of action the club could take in January.
Wout Weghorst position is very clear: he’s love to uoin Manchester United, he also knows Erik ten Hag would like to sign him so he’s 100% keen on the move. 🔴 #MUFC
Nothing done yet, as Man Utd have to speak to Besiktas/Burnley to proceed with conditions of the deal. pic.twitter.com/Xu1CS8zWOL
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2023
That narrowed down the search a lot with the most extensive reports currently linking Atletico Madrid’s wantaway forward Joao Felix with a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Summer search vs January search
The report also outlined how United were looking for a striker in the summer considering Ronaldo’s uncertain future at the club.
At that point in time, Weghorst was never discussed internally by the club.
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