Manchester United tried Olivier Giroud to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now officially at Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia, but his departure is still not completely behind Manchester United. Because after the termination of the Portuguese striker’s contract during the 2022 World Cup, the Red Devils have lost an important striker, while the calendar will be even more active in the coming weeks. In this sense, Erik ten Hag, the Mancunian manager, indicated the urgency of recruiting a new striker.

“I think we have a good team when all the players are available. But with the many matches to come, I think there is a need to recruit. But you need a player who can make an impact, otherwise you’re just throwing money away and you’re not strengthening the team, which doesn’t help you.”had also declared the Dutchman in his last press conference, while the sequence of the Championship, the National Cups and the Europa League is fast approaching.

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As a priority target, Manchester United had targeted João Félix. But Atlético de Madrid are cooling MU – as well as Arsenal who are also said to be on the case – by asking for more than 20 million euros to loan him for only six months, as assured by the Times, in its current edition. In the event of failure in the negotiations, Manchester United could then turn to the top scorer in the history of the Blues: Olivier Giroud.

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The British media assures that the former Arsenal striker is a plan studied by the Red Devils, he who is out of contract with the Rossoneri. According to our information, Manchester United has tested the waters by taking information on the Frenchman. But it hasn’t necessarily gone any further for the moment, especially since the Red Devils want a loan. For his part, the French striker is already waiting for a new contract offer from AC Milan, according to the Italian media, who were optimistic for an extension. The Blues striker, who achieved a beautiful 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with four goals scored, is not on the shelves of other teams this winter, but it should move more this summer…

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