Manchester United have had a gap bid rejected for Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic as Erik ten Hag desperately tries to bolster his attacking choices.
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Fabrizio Romano confirmed through Twitter that Manchester United’s provide was rejected, saying: “Opening bid round €9/10m has been turned down.”
The value tag for the Serie A striker has been set at €15m (£12.6m) in response to 90min and with Ten Hag aiming so as to add some attacking depth to his squad, one other bid appears inevitable.
Italian outlet iI Resto del Carlino, which is native to Bologna, have reported that Arnautovic has requested his facet to promote him to Manchester United. Nonetheless, the Serie A facet doesn’t need to.
It’s a blow for ten Hag
The Premier League facet started their marketing campaign with a toothless 2-1 defeat at residence to Brighton as the brand new revolution beneath the Dutchman began off with a whimper.
A quickfire double by Pascal Gross gave Brighton a lead they by no means relinquished and Ten Hag might want to bolster his attacking choices, and quick, if he needs to get the supporters behind his imaginative and prescient for the membership.
Arnautovic has earlier Premier League expertise, scoring 43 objectives within the competitors in spells at Stoke Metropolis and West Ham United. Final season he netted a formidable 14 objectives in 33 Serie A appearances, proving he nonetheless has the power to terrorise defences on the highest stage.
It’s that contact in entrance of purpose that the Crimson Devils desperately want with Cristiano Ronaldo probably dealing with the exit door as effectively.
Any potential transfer could be seen as an indication of the best way issues have turn into on the membership, with Gary Neville expressing his frustrations, saying: “I’ve received a touch upon every little thing on the planet, other than Manchester United signing Marko Arnautovic. I’ve received nothing to say.”
Ought to Manchester United signal Arnautovic?
These are comprehensible contemplating his age; nevertheless, the striker nonetheless has lots to offer and this might signify his final likelihood to shine within the Premier League.
Journalist Manuel Veth dubbed the participant a “unbelievable expertise” and with Man United urgently needing a purpose scorer, it may effectively be a transfer that surprises lots of people.
Arnautovic generated 82 shot-creating actions in complete final season for Bologna, which might have ranked him stage with Jaden Sancho for United final season so it’s clear to see that he’d add an excellent deal extra to a United facet that lacks a much-needed spark.
He’s a brute and difficult to play towards too, which is maybe simply the factor this feeble and lacklustre workforce are missing.
The Austrian is probably not the celebrity the Previous Trafford devoted need, however with a observe document of scoring in England, it needs to be a blow to 10 Hag that their first provide has been rejected.