Even if Cristiano Ronaldo stays at Old Trafford for the remainder of the season, Erik ten Hag is keen for the team to sign another forward option.
An injury to his hamstring prevented Anthony Martial from playing in the loss to Brighton on the first day of the season. He is expected to miss the trip to Brentford on Saturday as well.
Benjamin Sesko, a highly-touted young player, has decided to sign with RB Leipzig next summer. Marko Arnautovic’s negotiations with United were also abandoned as a result of a violent backlash from fans.
Argentina’s international Icardi is now being considered, according to TyC Sports. PSG boss Christophe Galtier has already informed the striker he is not part of his plans in the French capital, urging him to find a new club this month
According to the report, Icardi would welcome the opportunity to join United with a loan move with a purchase option a possibility.
Galatasaray are also interested in the former Inter Milan star, with his wife and representative Wanda Nara meeting with the Turkish giants to discuss the move.
‘I told him that I want to reduce the size of the squad and not work with 25 outfield players,’ Galtier said during a press conference.
‘The club is working closely with Mauro to find the best solution possible.’
‘He’s had very little game time, and I think it’s best for him to get back on track.’
Meanwhile, United manager Erik ten Hag has emphasized the club’s need to add more firepower before the transfer window closes on September 1st.
‘Of course, getting the players earlier was preferable because you get them earlier in the process,’ ten Hag explained. ‘In midfield and on offense, you’ve seen that when one player is injured, we have a problem.’ That much is obvious.’