Potential striker signings (who aren't named Haaland)

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Be massive if we could have Cavani for one more season. That way, we can really focus on Jadon Sancho.
Yeah it really would so presume you mean sign Sancho in the summer and then go all in for Haaland when the release clause is activated in the summer of 2022
 

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He looks so composed for someone only 17 and has to be in the euros squad as offers something different
Yeah, seems to be a proper throwback midfielder, in which he can do a bit of everything.

With him getting a lot of minutes at a high standard, you can only imagine he will continue to improve and be a top-class midfielder in a few years.
 

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Yes that's a fair observation, although we could likely make good use of a hardworking CF as a pose to more laid back strikers like Martial even as a rotational squad player.
This only works if you play him on his good side.
 

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Maybe an alternative could be to buy Adnan Traoré, play him as a winger, and let Greenwood play as our number 9. I like Adnan Traoré, and I think he would add some of the power, we do not have in our attack, and at the same he is fantastic in counter attacks, which fits very well with our style of play under Solskjær
 

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Maybe an alternative could be to buy Adnan Traoré, play him as a winger, and let Greenwood play as our number 9. I like Adnan Traoré, and I think he would add some of the power, we do not have in our attack, and at the same he is fantastic in counter attacks, which fits very well with our style of play under Solskjær
The feck is that?
 

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Given we know Haaland, Kane or Calvert-Lewin aren't happening it really does feel like keeping Cavani and continuing to develop Mason as a Striker is our best option, I'm not really sure Andre Silva or Ings are truly the answer.

The feck is that?
I think he means Adama from Wolves.
 

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Touch and go. Rumour this morning that Chelsea are already after him
We were after him too but didn't stop him from going to Dortmund.

Bellingham seems to be a clever lad. He won't make such a big step unless he knows he's he will get the game time he gets at Dortmund. He's still such a young lad. His next move will be crucial. For the sake of his career, I think he should at least stay at Dortmund for another 2/3 seasons.
 

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Given we know Haaland, Kane or Calvert-Lewin aren't happening it really does feel like keeping Cavani and continuing to develop Mason as a Striker is our best option, I'm not really sure Andre Silva or Ings are truly the answer.



I think he means Adama from Wolves.
Yes, sorry about my mistake - I should have googled the spelling of his first name ;-)

ADAMA Traore

 

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I wouldn’t take him here but no way. Bang average Championship striker with 14 goals and 10 assists, and who has been available to start every game this season?
He's had a good one off season. It's not exactly uncommon. Next season he will be nowhere near as good and by the season after he'll be back in the Championship. I'd put good money on it.
 

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I think Andri Silver can take up Cavani’s role very well. He seemly has great anticipation and movement inside the box and can score a bunch of headers.
 

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Given we know Haaland, Kane or Calvert-Lewin aren't happening it really does feel like keeping Cavani and continuing to develop Mason as a Striker is our best option, I'm not really sure Andre Silva or Ings are truly the answer.
We need a RW anyway, hopefully Sancho, but our squad should cope without another CF if Cavani stays.

LW: Rashford/Martial/James
RW: New player/Greenwood/James
CF: Cavani/Greenwood/Rashford

Given how good Greenwood is starting to become, I'd be happy enough with this attacking line up. Other areas need attention just as much.

If Haaland wants to come here however, we must sign him.
 

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Andre Silva seems ideal. Not a Raiola client, has been in blistering form, and can likely hold the role up front till Mason is ready.

Wouldn't be against Ings either. He's quite a decent all round forward.
 

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Dusan Vlahovic at Fiorentina looks a real prospect. 21 years old 6'4, good finisher.
Never seen him play and going strictly off this compilation, he looks like the oldest 21 year old I've ever seen.
 

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Andre Silva seems ideal. Not a Raiola client, has been in blistering form, and can likely hold the role up front till Mason is ready.

Wouldn't be against Ings either. He's quite a decent all round forward.
Ings is actually a quality goal scorer. Just has a dodgy injury record + played for Liverpool
 

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Ing's probably made less than 15 appearances for Liverpool over what 3-4 years? I don't give a feck that he played for them, because he basically didn't. There's no history there.
 

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Latest rumours I've read or heard were about Belotti and Rafael Santos Borre.
Belotti looks like a player that will suit us. He's the Italian Vardy.
 

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How’s Jonathan David getting on at Lille ? I know they’re top of the French league down more to their defensive record but he’s their main man up top so they must be scoring enough to win games if they’re still top so close to the end of the season.
 

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Duván Zapata is never talked about, is he any good?
Absolute monster on his day, can be absolutely unplayable with his pace, power and finishing (bit like Drogba in cup final mode). But can be a bit of a donkey on off days.

If Cavani will stay 1 more season I would be happy with that and wait till next season to go in for a new CF. Greenwood being an understudy to Cavani for another season may mitigate our need to buy a CF too (or maybe we could go in for another young CF to play understudy to Greenwood at that point)

If not, I like the idea of Ings as a cheap option. He's a fantastic finisher and finds space really well.
Andre Silva's numbers are insane but I haven't seen more than 2/3 Frankfurt games this season.
Vlahovic looks unsuitable for our style of play
Haaland too expensive
Mbappe too expensive and wants Real
En Nesyri could be a not too expensive option
Lautaro I think seems very very expensive considering his goal scoring record
 

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1. Haaland

- best young striker in the game, may guarantee 30-40 goals a season if he adapts well in PL. Future Ballon D’or candidates.
- lots of competitors, may not choose to join us
- very high wages plus agent fees, would cost us a fortune
- he is very young but it’s likely he won’t stay here for many years, with his greedy agent definitely asking for a big move at some point
- likely cost: 80m transfer fee, 40m agent fee, 500k weekly wage

2. Kane
- best striker in PL, currently top goascorer and assist in the league too, can guarantee around 30 goals a season
- at a good age, may stay here for another 5-6 years until he retires
- He is English so would not have any communication problem with his teammates
- Spur may ask a lot of money for him
- likely cost: 120m transfer fee, 300k weekly wage

3. Ronaldo
- still one of the best goalscorer in the game, can guarantee us 30+ goals a season
- has by far the biggest followings in the world, his commercial value is second to none
- United legend, would be great if he retires here
- may inspire our younger players, playing alongside with GOAT and United legend
- already 36 and no longer in his peak, may only last for another 2 years at very top level
- his wage would be an issue, unless he is willing to lower his asking salary. But who knows, he is very rich anyway and may not really care to earn less salary here? His main source of income are from his commercial endorsement anyway.
- likely cost: 35m transfer fee, 700k weekly wage
 
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1. Haaland

- best young striker in the game, may guarantee 30-40 goals a season if he adapts well in PL. Future Ballon D’or candidates.
- lots of competitors, may not choose to join us
- very high wages plus agent fees, would cost us a fortune
- he is very young but it’s likely he won’t stay here for many years, with his greedy agent definitely asking for a big move at some point

2. Kane
- best striker in PL, currently top goascorer and assist in the league too, can guarantee around 30 goals a season
- at a good age, may stay here for another 5-6 years until he retires
- He is English so would not have any communication problem with his teammates
- Spur may ask a lot of money for him

3. Ronaldo
- still one of the best goalscorer in the game, can guarantee us 30+ goals a season
- has by far the biggest followings in the world, his commercial value is second to none
- United legend, would be great if he retires here
- already 36 and no longer in his peak, may only last for another 2 years at very top level
- may inspire our younger players, playing alongside with GOAT and United legend
- his wage would be an issue, unless he is willing to lower his asking salary. But who knows, he is very rich anyway and may not really care to earn less here?
Re Ronaldo:

i don’t think he guarantees you 30 goals a season playing for a team in the PL - I’m not saying 30 PL goals. But the physical demands are so high, I think he would struggle - I also thinking knows that and is a big reason he won’t come.

if commercial value was so much, why are Juventus looking to offload him. Surely all those shirts pay for his wages??

inspiring young players is such an overused trait/ plus point for buying a player.

Ronaldo wouldn’t work in this United team - it’s a team, not 10 players servicing Ronaldo.
 

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Re Ronaldo:

i don’t think he guarantees you 30 goals a season playing for a team in the PL - I’m not saying 30 PL goals. But the physical demands are so high, I think he would struggle - I also thinking knows that and is a big reason he won’t come.

if commercial value was so much, why are Juventus looking to offload him. Surely all those shirts pay for his wages??

inspiring young players is such an overused trait/ plus point for buying a player.

Ronaldo wouldn’t work in this United team - it’s a team, not 10 players servicing Ronaldo.
It’s really hard to know, but if you look back to his career as a whole, including his time in England, Spain, Italy and international games all these years, and look at his stats in recent years, it makes no sense to think he would score significant less in PL even at this age.

Another examples:

Salah in Italy:
14-15: 9 goals in 26 games
15-16: 15 goals in 42 games
16-17: 19 goals in 41 games

Salah in England:
17-18: 44 goals in 52 games
18-19: 27 goals in 52 games
19-20: 23 goals in 48 games
20-21: 29 goals in 46 games

Bruno in Italy:
13-14: 4 goals in 28 games
14-15: 4 goals in 34 games
15-16: 3 goals in 33 games
16-17: 5 goals in 35 games

Bruno in England:
19-20: 12 goals in 22 games
20-21: 24 goals in 51 games

There’s no evidence to believe scoring goals in Italy would not translate into scoring goals in PL.

For now, we could only say PL is tougher and physically more demanding than Serie A, so in general it may be harder to score in this league. But there’s not much to it if we apply it to Ronaldo case, it’s just an assumption without any evidence to back up.
 
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It’s really hard to know, but if you look back to his career as a whole, including his time in England, Spain, Italy and international games all these years, and look at his stats in recent years, it makes no sense to think he would score significant less in PL even at this age.

Another examples:

Salah in Italy:
14-15: 9 goals in 26 games
15-16: 15 goals in 42 games
16-17: 19 goals in 41 games

Salah in England:
17-18: 44 goals in 52 games
18-19: 27 goals in 52 games
19-20: 23 goals in 48 games
20-21: 29 goals in 46 games

Bruno in Italy:
13-14: 4 goals in 28 games
14-15: 4 goals in 34 games
15-16: 3 goals in 33 games
16-17: 5 goals in 35 games

Bruno in England:
19-20: 12 goals in 22 games
20-21: 24 goals in 51 games

There’s no evidence to believe scoring goals in Italy would not translate into scoring goals in PL.

For now, we could only say PL is tougher and physically more demanding than Serie A, so in general it may be harder to score in this league. But there’s not much to it if we apply it to Ronaldo care, it’s just an assumption without any evidence to back up.
In both of those cases the player in Italy is playing for a far weaker, more defensive team. Additionally, in both cases the player's position has been changed to be much more direct (+they added penalty duties).
 

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1. Haaland

- best young striker in the game, may guarantee 30-40 goals a season if he adapts well in PL. Future Ballon D’or candidates.
- lots of competitors, may not choose to join us
- very high wages plus agent fees, would cost us a fortune
- he is very young but it’s likely he won’t stay here for many years, with his greedy agent definitely asking for a big move at some point
- likely cost: 80m transfer fee, 40m agent fee, 500k weekly wage

2. Kane
- best striker in PL, currently top goascorer and assist in the league too, can guarantee around 30 goals a season
- at a good age, may stay here for another 5-6 years until he retires
- He is English so would not have any communication problem with his teammates
- Spur may ask a lot of money for him
- likely cost: 120m transfer fee, 300k weekly wage

3. Ronaldo
- still one of the best goalscorer in the game, can guarantee us 30+ goals a season
- has by far the biggest followings in the world, his commercial value is second to none
- United legend, would be great if he retires here
- may inspire our younger players, playing alongside with GOAT and United legend
- already 36 and no longer in his peak, may only last for another 2 years at very top level
- his wage would be an issue, unless he is willing to lower his asking salary. But who knows, he is very rich anyway and may not really care to earn less salary here? His main source of income are from his commercial endorsement anyway.
- likely cost: 35m transfer fee, 700k weekly wage
700k PW will stop him coming here. Utd are trying to lower the wage bill. This would put all the top players to demand another 200k a week more than they are on now
 

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700k PW will stop him coming here. Utd are trying to lower the wage bill. This would put all the top players to demand another 200k a week more than they are on now
I don’t think it’s comparable. Ronaldo has the kind of “reputation” no one else could compare here. No player in their sane mind would knock at chairman door and ask for more, just because Ronaldo is earning a lot.

Juventus players are still earning the same, even when Ronaldo is earning 4-5 times more than their other top players.
 

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The guys from Stretford Paddock uploaded a video discussing Robert Lewandowski as an option, for a fee of 80 mil EUR. He's one of the best ever, a true great but would you pay that much for someone with 3 good seasons left? He might prove me wrong and do an Ibra but who knows? If you could actually fork out the cash Haaland would require, wouldn't that be a better investment considering we can keep him at the club, get more seasons out of him and yes potentially win some silverware?

I'm aware that I've actually gone against a Lewandowski signing, which is normally unthinkable given how amazing he is. What do you folks think?
 

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In both of those cases the player in Italy is playing for a far weaker, more defensive team. Additionally, in both cases the player's position has been changed to be much more direct (+they added penalty duties).
Are you sure?

When Salah play for Roma in 16-17, they finished 2nd in the league with 90 goals scored. Salah contributes 15 goals there.

When Salah play for Liverpool in 17-18, they finished 4th in the league with 84 goals scored. Salah contributes 32 goals there.
 
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It’s really hard to know, but if you look back to his career as a whole, including his time in England, Spain, Italy and international games all these years, and look at his stats in recent years, it makes no sense to think he would score significant less in PL even at this age.

Another examples:

Salah in Italy:
14-15: 9 goals in 26 games
15-16: 15 goals in 42 games
16-17: 19 goals in 41 games

Salah in England:
17-18: 44 goals in 52 games
18-19: 27 goals in 52 games
19-20: 23 goals in 48 games
20-21: 29 goals in 46 games

Bruno in Italy:
13-14: 4 goals in 28 games
14-15: 4 goals in 34 games
15-16: 3 goals in 33 games
16-17: 5 goals in 35 games

Bruno in England:
19-20: 12 goals in 22 games
20-21: 24 goals in 51 games

There’s no evidence to believe scoring goals in Italy would not translate into scoring goals in PL.

For now, we could only say PL is tougher and physically more demanding than Serie A, so in general it may be harder to score in this league. But there’s not much to it if we apply it to Ronaldo case, it’s just an assumption without any evidence to back up.
its called an opinion. We can all go and find some stats to support our opinion.

what you’ve done is produce some selective stats of two players who have improved year on year - and both on the prime of their career in England

The Bruno stats are particularly laughable as you seem to have forgotten the period he spent in Lisbon. These are two players at their absolute peak.

conversely I could post Lukaku’s stats for United and his ones for inter. What would that show.

Italy is clearly less demanding that the PL.

Do I think Ronaldo would score 30+ goals for United next season. No. Very unlikely, and certainly not a guarantee.
 

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its called an opinion. We can all go and find some stats to support our opinion.

what you’ve done is produce some selective stats of two players who have improved year on year - and both on the prime of their career in England

The Bruno stats are particularly laughable as you seem to have forgotten the period he spent in Lisbon. These are two players at their absolute peak.

conversely I could post Lukaku’s stats for United and his ones for inter. What would that show.

Italy is clearly less demanding that the PL.

Do I think Ronaldo would score 30+ goals for United next season. No. Very unlikely, and certainly not a guarantee.
You could, but Lukaku still score a lot of goals in PL before coming to Man Utd. If you could still remember, Lukaku has always been one of top goalscorer in PL, alongside with Kane and Augero. Hence he cost us 80m at that time.

On the other hand, one could easily argue the reason he struggle in Man Utd, has more to do with “trouble” in Man Utd rather than his ability to adapt in this league. One example being Lingard, who struggle to score a single goal in Man Utd throughout the same “trouble” years, is now scoring for fun in PL at West Ham.

Evidence being, there’s not many examples of top goalscorer playing in both PL and Serie A in recent years. I could only think of few:

Lukaku:
- one of top goalscorer in PL (Everton)
- decent/good goalscorer in Man Utd
- one of top goalscorer in Serie A

Salah
- decent/good goalscorer in Serie A
- top goalscorer in PL

Bruno
- decent midfielder in Serie A with average stats
- top midfielder in PL with very impressive stats

Ronaldo
- top goalscorer in PL
- top goalscorer in LL
- top goalscorer in Serie A

Least to say, Ronaldo is the only player who is proven in every leagues and teams he played for. If all other players listed above didn’t have problems translating goals in Serie A and PL, why you think Ronaldo would have problem now is beyond reasoning. Sure you are always entitled to your own opinions, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.
 
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On the other hand, one could easily argue the reason he struggle in Man Utd, has more to do with “trouble” in Man Utd rather than his ability to adapt in this league.
Lukaku's weight was the biggest factor for me. He's a big guy, but he was always the right build. I'm not sure why it was necessary for him to become so humongous upon joining us, and to get bigger and bigger and clumsier over time.
 

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Surprised there’s little mention of Tammy Abraham, was scoring for fun a couple of seasons ago. Would be a clever signing in my view, only 23 and it’s rumoured Chelsea would sell for around 40m.