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Man united close to First summer signing as £33m-rated Serie A forward ‘Flies to Manchester’ to Seal Old Trafford move



Man united close to First summer signing as £33m-rated Serie A forward ‘Flies to Manchester’ to Seal Old Trafford move

Man Utd is still interested in Ugarte as they want to bolster their midfield before the transfer season shuts.

Manchester United aim and rising star from Bologna According to Italian daily Tutto MercatoWeb, Joshua Zirkzee is scheduled to travel to England in order to finalize his move to Old Trafford, following the agreement in recent weeks to sign a five-year contract.

Signed for £72 million last summer, Rasmus Hojlund was Erik ten Hag’s go-to man in the lone striker role last season.

He scored 16 goals, with Bruno Fernandes falling just short of the Dane’s total.

Erik Ten Hag especially on the back of Anthony Martial departure are looking to strengthen in that department and the 23-year-old emerged as the leading candidate early on in the trading period.

The elegant striker enjoyed a fruitful campaign with the Serie A club, scoring 12 goals and seven assists in all competitions.

A positive return for the youngster, much of his influence comes from the intangible aspects of his game.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Zirkzee’s move to Manchester United is reaching its end with both parties currently in direct contact, hoping to iron out the finer details of the 2001-born ace’s deal in the coming days. The headline of the report reads: “Zirkzee flies to Manchester”.

Zirkzee, 23, and the Netherlands crashed out of Euro 2024 at the hands of England in the semi-finals and that in itself has sped up the prospective switch.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein recently reported that Manchester United’s ability to agree personal terms and Zirkzee’s sizeable agent commission meant that a deal has progressed quickly. The journalist suggested that the 13-time Premier League champions are ‘working to finalise’ the deal.

Writing in his Daily Briefing, the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano revealed that the former Bayern Munich youth prospect’s move to England is all ‘going to plan’ and the intricacies of his contract is the only business remaining.

AC Milan were previously interested in the youngster’s signature in the early stages of the summer transfer window but the Serie A club’s interest was shelved recently.

Now, the reports have suggested that Zirkzee’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is now working tirelessly to seal a deal for his client.