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Man Utd Face Stiff Competition For £34 Million Serie A Ace Who ‘Makes Whole Team Play Well’

Man Utd Face Stiff Competition For £34 Million Serie A Ace Who 'Makes Whole Team Play Well'

Manchester United are expected to have a pretty busy summer transfer window in which they will aim to strengthen their squad for next season. They seem interested in signing Bologna forward Joshua Zirkzee after watching his heroics in the 2023/24 campaign.

Manchester United Competing For Joshua Zirkzee Signing

Which Teams Are In The Race For Bologna Forward Zirkzee?

Sky Sports have reported that the Red Devils are monitoring the situation of the Dutch forward as he continues to draw strong interest from Serie A heavyweights AC Milan. It’s also stated that alongside United, Arsenal are keeping a close eye on the developments around the 23-year-old forward having scouted him last season.

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Sky Sports Italy report that the Italian club remains in contact with Zirkzee’s representatives about a potential move. Sky Sports also reveals that the 23-year-old forward has a £34 million release clause inserted in his contract, which expires in two years. That makes him quite the lucrative proposition for United, who are yet to make a concrete offer to the versatile forward.

What Can Zirkzee Bring To United?

The Dutch forward could provide competition for Rasmus Hojlund (who they also signed from Italy last year) at Old Trafford, especially after the club released Anthony Martial from his contract. The 23-year-old can prove to be a smart signing for Erik ten Hag’s side because he is a proactive figure up front, who can do a lot more than just scoring goals. He scored 12 goals and provided seven assists last season, showcasing his creativity in creating opportunities for himself and his teammates.

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Zirkzee was hailed as a player who “makes the whole team play well” last season and played a vital role in helping Bologna secure a surprising top-4 finish in Serie A and qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. But it remains to be seen if he will stay with the team after the summer window and whether the Red Devils ramp up their interest in him.


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