Old Trafford boss keen to land Sporting Lisbon striker.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will this summer look to lure Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to Old Trafford. The Dutch international youngster had been touted as a potential target for the Premier League champions but no deal materialised and the 22 year old moved from FC Utrecht to Portugal in the summer but is still very much on the club’s wish-list.
Ferguson may well lose the services of two of his striking options at the end of the season with Michael Owen expected to move on in the search for regular first team football and Dimitar Berbatov to do likewise after being frozen out of the starting eleven and therefore the addition of another striker may well be on the cards.
Wolfswinkel came to the attention of a number of Premier League clubs last term when he notched up 20 goals despite some time out with injuries. The was dubbed by some as the ‘Next Van Nistelrooy’ and though no bids from the English top tier were forthcoming a move to Sporting Lisbon was forthcoming and the Dutchman has not looked back.
Man United have reportedly had scouts monitor the strikers progress in Portugal and have been impressed with his prolific start to life in Lisbon where he has netted six goals in seven games.
Though Sir Alex Ferguson clearly sees Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez as his preferred first choice pairing and has Danny Welbeck as very able support the Scot knows the value of having four effective attacking options to deal with the rigours of multiple campaigns and is therefore considering a bid for the £10m rated starlet.
Man United have a history of dealings with Sporting Lisbon having signed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani from the club in the past.