Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he’s likely to sign just one player this summer and with Andy Johnson seemingly favouring a move to Sunderland or Wigan, the Scot will have to look elsewhere to land a star striker.
The Daily Mirror reports that the Manchester United boss might be making his chosen purchase from the conveyor belt of talent that is Ajax Football Club, despite no contact yet being made with the forward. It appears that Klaas Jan Huntelaar fancies a move to Old Trafford – will he get the opportunity?
Huntelaar’s agent, Arnold Oosterveer, insists there is no chance of more talks to extend the player’s contract, which has two years left to run.
But Oosterveer, who claims he has had no contact with the Old Trafford club, is adamant that Huntelaar will bide his time for the right offer.
“For him, United is a club that is interesting, but unless a suitable club come in for him, he will be at Ajax next season,” said Oosterveer.
“We won’t speak to Ajax any more about a new contract because they wanted to put a new clause in it but he has two years to go. There has been no contact between Ajax and United or United and myself.”
Should United consider parting with a cool £17million to sign the 24-year-old or is this a lot of cash for a relatively unproven player? Who should they be targeting instead?