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Report: Man United linked with 19-goal striker, have been scouting him

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, who has been starring on loan with Turkish side Trabzonspor, according to Sporx.

The 24-year-old has performed superbly in Turkey this season and has so far scored 19 goals in the Super Lig from 24 appearances.

After joining Palace from Norwegian club Midtylland in January 2018, Sorloth did not have much luck in the Premier League as he failed to find the back of the net from 16 appearances in England’s top-flight.

However, based on his performances this season, the Palace man is a vastly improved, a more confident player and definitely deserves another chance to prove himself in England.

United will need to buy a new striker during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils failed to recruit a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who left the club to join Inter Milan last summer, while Odion Ighalo’s short-term loan deal is due to end at the conclusion of the season.

The report added that United officials were present at Tranzonspor’s game against Gaziantep, which ended 1-1, and were also keeping tabs on their goalkeeper Uguran Cakir.

Options in the final third

The Red Devils have had Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to call upon for the majority of the campaign, with Ighalo’s addition offering another option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, the United supporters will surely hope that the Old Trafford club spend big on another number nine this summer to boost the side’s chances of winning silverware in 2020-21.

United have been much improved of late, with a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday boosting the club’s top-four ambitions.

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