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Manchester United scouts in attendance to watch 22-year-old Serie A striker

“He has done his part with 11 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, with ten of those goals coming in the league”

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According to reports from GIVEMESPORT, Man Utd are compiling scouting reports on Bologna and Dutch striker Joshua Zirkee.

The 22-year-old has been having a good season with Serie A side Bologna and his performances have seen him attract interest from top teams including Manchester United and Arsenal, who may both be in the hunt for a new centre forward.

Manchester United’s striker position has been utterly lacking depth this season.

Erik ten Hag only has two natural strikers at his disposal in Anthony Martial and Rasmus Hojlund.

The former has struggled for consistency through injuries and just when the latter was getting in form, he got injured.

United have been in the market for a new striker, and the names that have been whispered around have been Three Lions skipper Harry Kane and Napoli talisman Victor Osimhen.

Kane was strongly linked with a move to United last summer, but the move failed to materialize : same case for the Nigerian Osimhen.

United may not be working on a massive budget, which rules out a move for any of the two strikers.

Furthermore, they both are guaranteed starters, ergo they may pose a challenge to Hojlund’s development and growth.

Joshua Zirkee would offer a much more affordable and realistic option. His role would be more rotational, and that competition may push Rasmus Hojlund to stardom.

The Dutchman had a tough start to his Bologna career last year but has since found his feet, especially this season as they continue fighting towards a Champions League berth.

He has done his part with 11 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, with ten of those goals coming in the league.

Tuttosport reports that Man Utd had scouts in attendance to watch the striker as he scored a penalty in a 2-1 crucial win against Atalanta.

Zirkee is on contract with Bologna, who value him at over 60 million euros, until 2026 although his former employers Bayern Munich attached a 40 million euro buy back clause should they require his services again.

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