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Monaco striker on Manchester United’s radar

Monaco paid €40 million for in-demand striker Wissam Ben Yedder last summer beating out Manchester United for his services. Now, Manchester United are ready to splash out on the French international to finally find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who exited for Inter Milan in August 2019. Manchester United are in desperate need of a scorer in the chase for a return to the Premier League top four. Red Devil supporters can use BetMGM offers to get a bet bonus on the team when the Premier League season resumes.

Ben Yedder, 29-years-old, has scored 19 goals in 31 appearances in all competition for Monaco this season. The striker’s move came on the back of a successful spell with La Liga’s Sevilla where he scored 70 goals in 138 games.

Manchester United still seeking Lukaku replacement

Manchester United witnessed Ben Yedder’s goal scoring proficiency first-hand in March 2018 when he scored a brace against them in the Champions’ League. Since going out of the competition on that March night at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have been interested in signing the former Toulouse player. Yet, Manchester United have failed to pull the trigger on a deal most likely due to Ben Yedder’s transfer valuation. Supporters are anticipating Manchester United’s final run-in this season. Fans can get the latest lottery promo codes prior to wagering on the Red Devils’ games when the campaign starts up once more. 

Ligue 1 frontrunners Paris Saint-Germain are also claimed to be interested in signing Ben Yedder in the offseason. However, with the number of striker options in the French capital, it is arguable how big of an impact Ben Yedder would have on the club. Manchester United have deficiencies in attacking positions and adding a striker will be the club’s main objective in the summer transfer market.

Ben Yedder seeking Monaco exit

Monaco currently sit ninth in Ligue 1 and eight points off of fourth-placed Lille. Qualifying for the Champions League next season looks unlikely for the club. Without Champions League football in 2020-21, Ben Yedder is likely to depart the French principality.

Even if Manchester United finish fifth in the Premier League this term, they can still qualify for the Champions League due to Manchester City’s pending UEFA ban. Monaco have shown in recent seasons that they will not stand in the way of a player’s exit if the price is right. If Manchester United table a bid of more than €40m, then Monaco are likely to sell. Perhaps the biggest issues with signing Ben Yedder is the price it would take to sign him and age at the time that the next Premier League season begins. Ben Yedder will turn 30-years-old in August.

In need of a striker during the January transfer window, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to sign Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on loan. It is unlikely that Ighalo will be signed permanently from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. If Ighalo was signed on a permanent deal, it would be a move that wouldn’t please many supporters although the striker has played well since arriving.

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