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Erik ten Hag keen on signing a familiar face in Manchester United’s search for a new striker

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According to Mirror UK, Erik ten Hag is reportedly focusing his attention on signing Brian Brobbey, the Ajax striker, as he prepares for the upcoming summer transfer activities at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag, familiar with Brobbey’s capabilities, was responsible for the striker’s first-team debut at Ajax in 2020. Confident in his continued role at United, Ten Hag is considering ways to strengthen his attacking options for the next season.

With ambitions to add a forward in January, United’s financial constraints mean they’re likely to seek a loan deal. This situation makes a move for 21-year-old Brobbey unlikely in the current transfer window, barring an unexpected financial windfall for the club.

The Red Devil’s scouting efforts remain focused on Brobbey, who could offer competition to Rasmus Hojlund. With Anthony Martial’s anticipated departure upon the expiry of his contract this summer, the need for a new striker at United becomes more pressing.

Mirror UK also notes that Arsenal is on the lookout for a striker, with Brobbey being among their potential targets. Arsenal’s search is driven by their urgent requirement for a prolific goalscorer.

Brobbey’s journey began in Ajax’s youth academy, and after making his debut under Ten Hag in 2020, he impressed with six goals in his first season.

Following the expiration of his contract with Ajax, Brobbey joined RB Leipzig but struggled to find the net, failing to score in 14 appearances.

A loan move in January 2022 saw him return to Ajax, where he found form again, netting seven goals in 12 matches, contributing to Ajax’s Eredivisie triumph under Ten Hag.

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