Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t mind United signing a new striker this summer (Fabrizio Romano). Credit: Getty.
Manchester United will ‘100 percent’ sign a new striker this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Red Devils currently have only Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani as first-team options in this position, but are likely to lose the latter at the end of the season due to his contract expiring.
Ronaldo is United’s top scorer this campaign, netting 24 goals in all competitions for the club, including 18 in the Premier League.
The forward’s status at Old Trafford is currently up in the air, with reports he could depart the Red Devils this summer, though he has another year left on his contract.
Despite this, Romano has indicated if United sign a new striker ahead of Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge of the club, Ronaldo wouldn’t be upset by the decision.
“My understanding is also that Cristiano would have no problem accepting the arrival of another striker on the market,” Romano wrote in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside.
“Man United will 100% sign a new central striker, but this is not linked to the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“There is an obvious need to replace Edinson Cavani, whose contract is about to expire, while there are also issues with players like Rashford and Martial, who aren’t providing enough goals for the club at the moment.”
Ten Hag’s arrival at Old Trafford brings excitement to the club’s supporters. The Dutchman is known for his attacking playing style and favours a 4-3-3 formation.
With the news of his arrival this summer, rumours of who United are interested in signing has increased.
Romano has indicated that Ten Hag will have the final say on who he wants to bring to the club next campaign, and despite links to numerous players, no transfer business will be processed until Ten Hag’s arrival.
“The Red Devils are not in the final player selection process until Erik ten Hag makes final decisions,” Romano added.
United currently sit sixth in the Premier League, five points off fourth-place Arsenal, with the Gunner having two games in hand on the Red Devils.