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Man United Could Sign €40m Top Serie A striker ‘In Next Few Hours’ -Reports



Man United Could Sign €40m Top Serie A striker ‘In Next Few Hours’ -Reports

Manchester United are set to sign Joshua Zirkzee for around his €40 million release clause.

Zirkzee will provide cover and competition for Rasmus Hojlund, but could potentially establish the number nine role for himself.

Once the deal for the striker is done, United will then focus on signing Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich.

Joshua Zirkzee’s move to Manchester United could be completed in the ‘next few hours’, according to journalist Nick Semeraro.

Zirkzee is likely to sign a contract with the Red Devils worth approximately €40 million, which will make him their first summer acquisition at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman made an impression for Bologna, the surprise package of Serie A, previous season, scoring eleven goals to help La Rossa qualify for the Champions League.

The striker was reportedly persuaded to join United by head coach Erik ten Hag and sporting director Dan Ashworth after they had one-on-one conversations with the player to discuss his position in the team alongside Rasmus Hojlund.

In addition to offering Hojlund competition and cover, the 23-year-old has the ability to claim the number nine spot for himself.

However, writing on X, journalist Semararo revealed that he believes the deal will be completed within the next few hours.

Zirkzee arrives in the north-west having spent just two seasons in northern Italy, joining Bologna from Bayern Munich in 2022.

The forward had struggled to break into the German giants’ first team, with Robert Lewandowski dominating the minutes ahead of him.

The acquisition of Zirkzee provides Ten Hag with two reliable options up front, who can rotate frequently or be used together from time to time.

Few concrete reports regarding the length of the contract and the Netherlands international’s salary have emerged as of yet, although it’s expected to be a long-term deal, as United rebuild their squad with their next iteration