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Manchester United ‘targeting’ £60 million striker that Ralf Rangnick found “intriguing”



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Manchester United are reportedly targeting Wolves striker Matheus Cunha and are ready to double his Wolves wages this summer.

Manchester United are looking to sign a new striker this summer to complement and challenge Rasmus Højlund after it was confirmed that Anthony Martial would be leaving the club for free at the end of June.

United had goal problems during the 2023/24 season, with Højlund ending up as Erik ten Hag‘s highest-scoring player with 16 goals—a far cry from Marcus Rashford‘s tally of 30 from the campaign prior.

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With this in mind, the club seemingly want a goal-getter who has more experience than Højlund as they look to build the Danish gunman’s profile and are reportedly looking at Wolves frontman Matheus Cunha.

This is according to The Mirror. It is explained that United are “targeting” the player for a summer transfer and are willing to double his £60,000-a-week wages in order to get the transfer over the line.

The report further indicates that Cunha is valued at around £60 million, having arrived at Wolves from Atletico Madrid last season for around £43 million. Should United sign the Brazilian, the former United interim manager would almost certainly approve of the “intriguing” player.

It was Rangnick who signed the then-Brazilian teenager during his tenure at RB Leipzig, confident that the young talent would complement the team’s style of play at the Red Bull Arena. Rangnick’s previous comments indicate that he believes Cunha would also be a good fit for Manchester.

He said in 2018: “Matheus Cunha is a really intriguing player for us. His pace and attacking threat for his age is impressive and he will fit our philosophy well.”