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Interesting Joshua Zirkzee transfer update, Man United making the right move



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Manchester United are interested in signing Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee this summer, who has a release clause of £34 million.

The Reds are looking to make important improvements to Erik ten Hag’s squad this summer, and a striker is one of the priorities.

Rasmus Højlund is currently the only recognised no.9 at the club after Anthony Martial departed Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old had a successful debut campaign, scoring 16 goals, but he also showed that he needs help in the front line.

Zirkzee appears to be a serious option for the role, with United reportedly preparing to activate the release clause in the Bologna striker’s contract.

According to talkSPORT, the Reds want to agree personal terms with Zirkzee and his agent before triggering his release clause, with Ten Hag keen to sign competition for Højlund.

It was added that negotiations are ongoing between the Dutch forward’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, and United over a deal while Zirkzee is on international duty at Euro 2024.

United have been busy in the transfer market so far with little success, but these moves are better made early than late.

Considering the reports surrounding Joorabchian and the agent fee he is demanding—around £12 million—it makes complete sense for United to figure that out before activating the release clause.

If they are unable to reach an agreement with the striker’s agent, it will be figured out sooner rather than later, giving United more time to adapt and move forward with other targets such as Jonathan David.

On the other hand, if personal terms are agreed, then the release clause makes the rest of the deal extremely simple, and United can get the striker in ahead of pre-season.

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