Manchester United are increasingly growing confident of securing veteran striker Mario Mandzukic when the transfer window reopens in January.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow in their quest to return to greatness. With the red devils having made a crucial error, in a massive summer clear out.
Solskjaer had intended on cleaning the slate at Manchester United and inspiring a fresh start. However, the manager trusted the lads, a tad too much, and United has in effect failed to deliver since opening day win against Chelsea.
The Norwegian had promised the club faithful of a few new faces in the Winter, especially in the attacking department. Apparently, Solskjaer will look to make a minor fix of his summer flux by signing Juventus ace Mario Mandzukic.
According to Goal, Man Utd are confident that a transfer fee of £9 million (€10m/$11m) will be accepted by Juventus, who are also looking to offload the striker in January.
As per reports, Mario Mandzukic is expected to sign an 18-month contract until the summer of 2021 and would earn a salary of £4.4m (€5m/$5.5m) a year.
Mandzukic has enjoyed four fruitful years at Juventus since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015. But has been deemed surplus to requirements by new coach Maurizio Sarri.
Should a deal pull through, Mario will be expected to lead the lines, and ease the pressure off Marcus Rashford, – who has found it difficult to find the back of the net, since Romelu Lukaku’s exit in the summer.
The 33-year-old is however only expected to keep the seat warm, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues his original plot to return the team to its former glory.