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Man United & Liverpool Fight It Out for Dutch Goal Machine

Anfield and Old Trafford sides keen on Sporting Lisbon striker who has announced his intention to move to the Premier League.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel admits he fancies a move to the Premier League.

The Sporting Lisbon striker is a target for Manchester United and Liverpool ahead of the summer market.

The Dutchman, 23, has hit 14 goals in 20 league games, having only moved to Sporting last summer from FC Utrecht.

He said: “I see the Prem as a step up.”

SOURCE: Tribalfootball

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel was strongly linked with a move to Anfield prior to his transfer from Utrecht to Sporting Lisbon and it’s no surprise that speculation has increased given the terrific form the Dutch international has displayed since he arrived in Portugual.

The 23 year old has netted 18 goals in all competitions this season, being instrumental in his side’s run to the Europa League semi-finals though the fact that Sporting Lisbon find themselves in fifth spot, some 13 points from top spot may well leave the striker considering his options.

Sir Alex Ferguson may well be looking to bring in another striking option given that Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are both likely to leave the club this summer and Liverpool could well do with effective goal-scoring alternatives as currently only Luis Suarez is seemingly able to make an impact up front.

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