Arsenal and Manchester United’s recent difficulties in taking advantage of opportunities have proven that they need a top-class striker to solve their problems.
The Emirates Stadium team has launched 48 shots in the last two home matches without scoring a goal due to the incompetence of strikers Gabriel Jesus, Kai Havertz and Eddie Nketiah. From number 1 in the Premier League, they were pulled down to 4th place, and eliminated from the FA Cup.
Meanwhile, Manchester United only has 22 goals in the Premier League this season, a number even less than the team ranked 17th on the rankings, Everton with 24 goals, and the team ranked 18th, Luton Town, with 24 goals. 23 goals. Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund are causing great disappointment in converting opportunities into goals.
Both of these giants had to sell people in January before thinking about making any contracts due to concerns about financial fair play. The question is which striker can they trust in the transfer market? Here are 7 names listed by SunSport as their potential targets.
Victor Boniface, 23, Bayer Leverkusen, £40-50 million
This is the most surprising name in Europe because he just joined Leverkusen in the summer from Belgian team Union Saint-Gilloise for £17 million, but the Nigerian international is playing very explosively. He has 16 goals in 23 matches in all competitions.
The price for this player is about 40 to 50 million pounds. However, it is not easy for both Manchester United and Arsenal to convince Xabi Alonso to release him. Because his team is competing for the championship with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and Boniface himself has 4 years left on his contract with the club.
Santiago Gimenez, 22 years old, Feyenoord, 60 million pounds
One of the strikers causing fever throughout Europe, the Argentine star is exploding at Feyenoord with 20 goals and 5 assists in 22 appearances. Any team that wants to sit at the negotiating table will have to spend at least £60 million.
Jonathan David, 23 years old, LOSC Lille, 30-40 million pounds
With less than 18 months left on his contract with the French club, the Canadian international is unlikely to stick around for much longer and the best option for Lille is to sell him as soon as the price is right. David’s excellent form in Ligue 1 since moving here from Belgian club Gent, has made him a top target for many teams.
In addition to having to spend up to 40 million pounds, both Arsenal and Man United also have to compete with rivals. Other potential competitors in the race to own rising stars of Canadian football such as AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain or even Bayern Munich.
Serhou Guirassy, 27 years old, Stuttgart, £15 million
The Guinean striker is creating a fever in the Bundesliga when he has 17 goals in 14 appearances this season. If he hadn’t suffered a hamstring injury in October, that performance could have been even better. Serhou’s brilliance is also a big concern for the parent club – Stuttgart.
The special thing is that his contract with the German team has a release clause of only 15 million pounds – a very good price for any big man. There are concerns about Serhou being only a one-season striker, but this is a safe signature for M.U or Arsenal because the amount spent is not much.
Dusan Vlahovic, 23 years old, Juventus, 50 million pounds
Vlahovic is a highly-rated striker, but a hamstring injury in the past 12 months has caused his career to slow down with only 24 goals in 59 matches in Serie A. Juventus is said to be trying to push this striker away. to collect money to balance finances.
However, the number that Juve demands is about 50 million pounds and this could be a big risk for both Arsenal and Man United if they are determined to pursue it. A summer transfer may be a wiser choice for both because they will have more time to evaluate Vlahovic.
Terem Moffi, 24 years old, Nice, £25 million
Moffi made his name at Lorient with 34 goals in 2 and a half seasons and is currently playing well in Nice since moving here last summer with 6 goals and 2 assists after 17 appearances. Both Arsenal and M.U will have to compete with West Ham in this potential deal.
Lois Openda, 23 years old, RB Leipzig, 70 million pounds
Openda is shining in Leipzig with 15 goals and 4 assists after 25 matches in all competitions, while attracting a lot of attention from Europe’s top giants. It is not easy for M.U and Arsenal to bring him back because Openda’s contract term is up to 4 and a half years, with a release clause of up to 70 million pounds.