Manchester United is interested in signing Espanyol’s Raul de Tomas.
According to Cope’s Spanish journalist Pedro Morata, talks between the two clubs about a possible transfer have begun.
This transaction could result in a transfer fee of around £25 million.
He is among the strikers on United’s shortlist, which also includes Alvaro Morata, Mauro Icardi, and Sasa Kalajdzic.
The 27-year-old bagged 17 goals and three assists in 34 games in La Liga last year.
The Red Devils are not the only club who is linked with De Tomas this summer.
Back in June, SuperDeporte claimed that Arsenal was also keen to acquire the services of the forward.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is still up in the air as he seeks an exit from Old Trafford.
It cannot be predicted if the legendary forward will continue with United or not.
This leaves Anthony Martial as the only number nine at Erik ten Hag’s disposal.
The lack of options clearly illustrates that the Red Devils need to sign a new forward in this window.
Raul de Tomas had an incredible season last year.
His 17 goals helped his side to finish at the 14th spot, marking their brilliant return to the top tier of Spanish football.
In terms of goals scored, he was behind only Iago Aspas (18 goals) and Karim Benzema (27 goals).
De Tomas likes to dribble and does not shy away from taking shots from distance.
Many of the United supporters wouldn’t have seen a lot of him yet. However, he looks to be a better choice than Morata and Icardi.
The former struggled to adapt to the Premier League during his time at Chelsea whereas the latter has often made headlines due to his poor behavior off the pitch.
United is currently sitting at the bottom of the table after getting thrashed by Brighton and Brentford.
They are not in a position to sign a player of Erling Haaland’s caliber. Harsh, but that’s the reality.
They have to look for a decent striker who could score double-digit goals from them in the league.
Raul de Tomas will be a decent signing if United can wrap this deal in and around £25 million.