Werner Added To United Wishlist
Manchester United have three transfer targets for the January transfer window according to one speculative report today.
The Red Devils are expected to be in the market for a new forward in the winter having failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku who left for Inter Milan earlier in the season, Anthony Martial has been out injured for more than a month while main striker Marcus Rashford and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood have also had spells on the sidelines.
But according to the Transfer Window podcast, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner are all winter targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Moussa Dembele has been extensively linked with United in recent days. However, Ousmane Dembele rejected the chance of a move away from Barca in the summer transfer window. He was offered to Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan as part of the deal that would have taken Neymar back to the Nou Camp. But he refused to entertain a move to the French capital – even on a temporary basis – and the whole deal was scuppered as a result. He is thought to be equally unreceptive to the idea now.
Werner is a new name to be linked with United. He was long-rumoured to be a target for Liverpool, but a deal failed to transpire and the Germany international signed a new contract with the Bundesliga side at the end of August.
If Werner and Moussa Dembele are indeed Manchester United transfer targets then the Red Devils are likely to have had scouts at last night’s Champions League clash between RB Leipzig and Lyon in Germany. Lyon won 2-0 with one of their goals coming from former United player Memphis Depay. He was replaced by Dembele on 79 minutes highlighting Dembele’s main problem at present. He is often overlooked in favour of the Dutchman despite hitting six goals for Lyon so far this season.
For that reason alone he is the most likely of the three to move on in the winter.