Man Utd keen to bolster attack by signing Atalanta Colombian striker

By | October 4, 2019

Manchester United are targeting Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata, with the Colombian star one of several options for the Old Trafford club as the club considering adding to the squad in the January transfer market.

United let both Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku leave during the summer, but injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial since then have left 17-year-old Englishman Mason Greenwood as the only available striker, underlining a current lack of depth.

In the second season of a loan at Atalanta from Sampdoria, Duvan has enjoyed a prolific start to the campaign by netting five times in six Serie A matches to jointly lead the top scorer race. Add that to the 28 goals the star managed in all competitions last season for the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

90min understands that Manchester United scouts have watched Duvan in action and could make an approach in the winter, although he is one a host of possibilities to explore.

David is due to turn 29 years of age in April and can perhaps be considered a late bloomer. The str came close to joining West Ham earlier in his professional career, but it is over the last 18 months or so that the former Estudiantes and America de Cali player has found his goalscoring boots.

90min also understands Manchester United that there is the substance behind the rumours that appeared from Italy earlier this month about interest in Brescia youngster Sandro Tonali.

The 19-year-old star, again one of many players currently being monitored from Manchester United, is a more obvious fit for the Red Devils’ new-look transfer policy that focuses on unearthing young talents.


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