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Manchester United to Make £20m Goal Machine Bid

Ferguson looks to bring even more attacking talent to Old Trafford!

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The Rumour

ALEX FERGUSON is preparing to make a £20million raid for Real Madrid striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
The Manchester United boss had his eye on the Dutchman before he joined the La Liga side from Ajax in January.

But Huntelaar, 25, has struggled to make an impact after scoring 113 goals in 136 games in Holland.

He failed to make Real’s Champions League squad.

And he has fallen further down the pecking order following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema.

Now Fergie, who had the player scouted all last year, is ready to make a new bid to land him after losing out on Benzema.

United will have to match the £20m Madrid paid for the hitman.

An Old Trafford source said: “Huntelaar is somebody we have known about for a good while. There was more than a passing interest last time out.”

The Source: (The Sun)

The Analysis

Having just snapped up Michael Owen and with Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney set to be Sir Alex’s first choice strike pairing it will be interesting to see if Man United do indeed bring in another high profile forward and this source suggests that signing could well be Real Madrid outcast Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

The Dutchman was a goal machine when at Ajax, not the greatest league in the world, but has also been pretty consistent when given a game at the Bernabeu, but the surge in new additions at the Spanish giants will have made it even less likely that Huntelaar will make it at Real Madrid and with Karim Benzema also supposedly about to join it seems that the best thing the 25 year old can do is leave the club.

The Likelihood

Huntelaar to Man United: Given the cash at Sir Alex’s disposal it wouldn’t surprise me if this deal went through.

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