With Edinson Cavani once again saying no, here are three attackers that David Moyes should be targeting in this summer's window.
If it wasn’t clear by now, let’s confirm for once and for all, Edinson Cavani will not be leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer. With that in mind, Manchester United still need to sign a top-class attacking player. Here are three players that could make a huge difference at Old Trafford.
After signing for Bayern Munich from Wolfsburg for €13 million, the Croatian striker has been superb for the European champions. In two seasons he has scored 32 goals in just 47 games, but it still hasn’t been enough for the Bavarian club. They are set to sign Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski in the summer, casting an uncertainty on Mandzukic’s position at the club.
The Croatian will not want to play second-fiddle, and it is clear than the Polish striker will become the first-choice striker next season, there could be a chance that an offer from United would greatly interest the forward.
He has everything in his arsenal; great in the air, wonderful movement and very good with the ball at his feet. He could just be the answer to Moyes problems.
Adrián Ramos – Hertha Berlin (25 starts; 15 goals)
The 28-year-old Colombian has been superb for Hertha BSC this season, and could well be on the move this summer. He has already been linked with moving to Borussia Dortmund to replace Lewandowski, and with Jurgen Klopp an admirer, that is reason enough that Moyes should show an interest.
Ramos can score goals with both feet and his head; he is lightening quick, and has shown great ability to finish in the biggest games with goals against Dortmund and Bayern this season.
He is likely to replace Radamel Falcao in the Colombia side for the World Cup; even potential move may be smart before he shows the world what he is capable of.
After a 12-month international ban, Griezmann finally made his France debut at the start of March, and now he is a certainty to make Didier Deschamps squad this summer. He is a must pick for Les Bleus after his 15 goals this season. His play for Sociedad has been inspirational, leading them to victory over Barcelona and pushing them for a place in next season’s Champions League.
Griezmann brings with him the ability to play on the wing or through the centre, he is fast and great on the ball and provides a threat both in-front and in-behind the defence. With Robin van Persie maturing as a penalty-box striker as he gets older, the pace and mobility of Griezmann could be the perfect foil.
It’s will be hard for Manchester United to recruit any of these players without Champions League football, but if they can secure a place in the Europa League, the draw of United may still be enough to lure them to Manchester.