Manchester United are looking at options to reinforce the quality of their attack and a certain Swiss international is in the lime light.
If reports are anything to go by then Man United are close to Basel’s versatile star Breel Embolo.
According to German source Leipziger Volkszeitung, RB Leipzig are interested in signing the 19-year-old player but they have given up hope of luring him because Manchester United have already won the race to hire his services in the summer transfer window.
Embolo can be compared to United’s French star Martial. He is not an out and out striker and has been effectively utilized as a right winger on many occasions.
His stats from last season are provided below (Transfermarkt).
Center Forward – 20 Games, 8 Goals and 1 Assists
Right Wing – 19 Games, 5 Goals and 8 Assists
United surely need a world class out and out striker. Someone like Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the perfect signing.
If the Red Devils do sign a prolific center forward then it will not come as any surprise if the €25m (Express via MEN) star is mainly utilized on the right hand side of the attack. He has the pace and trickery to unsettle defenses.
Here is how Mourinho will line up with Breel Embolo.
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