Menu

Manchester United face Real Madrid competition for €20m international striker after Zidane makes transfer request

According to Turkish Football, Zinedine Zidane has urged Real Madrid to move for Bestikas striker Mario Gomez, who is also a transfer target for Manchester United.

The Turkish football experts have revealed that the newly appointed Merengues coach—who replaced Rafael Benitez in the hotseat at the Bernabeu earlier this week—is desperate to recruit offensive reinforcements during the January transfer window.

The French legend has identified Germany international Gomez as a potentially useful addition, and sees the forward as an ideal signing to provide competition for Karim Benzema.

The forward has scored 15 goals and contributed three assists so far this season, and as such, Besiktas are unlikely to sanction a move for the player, who is currently on a two-year loan from Fiorentina.

However, club president Fikret Orman acknowledged that Besiktas would do business if clubs met their €20 million asking price.

Zizou’s interest may prompt Manchester United to make concrete their transfer interest in the player, with sources in Italy noting at the end of 2015 that the Red Devils saw Gomez as a potential solution to their offensive deficiencies.

SEE MORE:
MLS giants set to rival EPL title contenders for ex-Man City MONSTER
Real Madrid: Journalist told to keep quiet on £85m Bale fee to avoid Ronaldo jealousy
Manchester United eyeing bid of over £75m for Real Madrid superstar devastated at Benitez axe

More Stories Mario Gomez Zinedine Zidane