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Manchester United identify three striker targets in January transfer window to help Rasmus Hojlund



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Manchester United are aiming to sign a striker in the January transfer window to help aid Rasmus Hojlund’s development.

The young striker has impressed at Old Trafford since he signed for the club but has found it difficult to find goals in a struggling side.

Whilst he has three goals in the Champions League, Hojlund is yet to register a Premier League goal for United.

Anthony Martial also looks unable to start and finish games for the club. His last full 90-minute match at Old Trafford came over two years ago. The Frenchman has not impressed during the appearances he’s made this season too.

According to reports from Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, the club are aiming to recruit a support striker for Hojlund in the mid-season transfer window.

It was said that there is a sense at Old Trafford that the 20-year-old would benefit from working alongside a more experienced centre-forward, who would also be able to share the goalscoring burden.

With just one goal scored by a forward player in the Premier League so far this season – Marcus Rashford’s strike against Arsenal – United recruitment staff are monitoring experienced striking talent across Europe intending to make a January signing not only to add much-needed firepower but to ease the pressure on Hojlund.

The article then goes on to mention three different names including Brentford striker Ivan Toney, who will soon be returning from his gambling ban and is set for a move in either of the next two windows.

United are known to be monitoring the Premier League striker’s situation, according to the report, and they could also be interested in Porto striker Mehdi Taremi with his deal at the Portuguese club set to expire at the end of the season.

Mokbel also mentioned the name of Napoli forward Victor Osimehn, saying that there have been heavy links with the Nigerian.

A move for Osimehn seems like it would be far too difficult to secure in January, despite Napoli sitting outside of the Serie A top four currently, because of the enormous price expected.

Yet, a move for a striker could end up being a good decision if the recruitment team choose wisely.