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Manchester United in ‘pole position’ to sign £42m striker in the summer

He is the sort of attacker who makes everyone else around him that little bit better.

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Manchester United are reportedly in ‘pole position’ to sign Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna, with a potential deal valued at £43 million on the horizon as the Premier League beckons.

Sport Italia reports that United is in ‘pole position’ in acquiring Zirkzee’s services post the ongoing season. Zirkzee, a youthful and talented 22-year-old, offers a long-term prospect to the Red Devils in the frontline.

Having started his career with Feyenoord and moving through the ranks at Bayern Munich, Zirkzee now appears ready for a new challenge, eager to demonstrate his prowess on Europe’s grandest stages.

While not the most prolific scorer, having netted eight goals in 22 appearances, Zirkzee’s contribution goes beyond mere numbers. As noted by journalist Filip Joos, his style of play enhances the performance of his teammates, marking him as a different kind of attacking force.

While Bayern Munich retains a buy-back option for Zirkzee, their need to activate it seems unlikely, especially given Harry Kane’s commanding presence at the club. This scenario leaves Manchester United with a clearer path to secure Zirkzee’s services.

If Zirkzee does make the move to Old Trafford, he is expected to fill the gap likely to be left by Anthony Martial, whose contract is set to expire this summer.

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