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Man Utd formally inform Bologna that Zirkzee desires to affix


Journalist Fabrizio Romano says Manchester United are near finishing their newest new signing, as Dan Ashworth seems to be to kick his new period at Outdated Trafford off with a bang.

Man Utd switch information

Crimson Devils switch rumours have swarmed the papers since Ashworth’s arrival, with Matthijs de Ligt seen as a major goal to herald at centre-back. A brand new replace claims that the membership have given the “inexperienced gentle” to signal the Bayern Munich defender, following talks with Erik ten Hag.

Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee has additionally emerged as a real possibility for United, as they appear to amass the signature of a participant who can add much-needed competitors for Rasmus Hojlund transferring ahead. The Dutchman has shone for his present membership, scoring 14 targets in 58 appearances, and he has skilled taking part in for an enormous membership previously, taking part in 17 occasions for Bayern.

In the meantime, the Crimson Devils have reportedly submitted a bid for highly-rated Tottenham teenager Mikey Moore, who’s such an enormous younger expertise that he has been dubbed the “English Neymar”. Manchester Metropolis and Borussia Dortmund are additionally believed to be within the image, although.

By way of an alternative choice to De Ligt, Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo has additionally been backed to go to Outdated Trafford within the present switch window, however the former does seem like the extra doubtless signing at present.

Man Utd closing in on striker signing

In response to Romano on X on Sunday night, Zirkzee’s transfer to Manchester United is now near being accomplished, with the whole lot in settlement with the striker’s agent, and his membership now formally knowledgeable that he has agreed to affix United.

The one element left to determine is whether or not Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ashworth pays the €40m (£33.8m) launch clause in full or negotiate a separate payment with Bologna.

“Manchester United and Joshua Zirkzee, nearly there. Man Utd have now knowledgeable Bologna about settlement reached with Zirkzee over private phrases. All completed additionally with JZ’s agent. Man Utd, speaking to Bologna about new deal construction… or they will set off €40m launch clause.”


At this level, it could be an enormous shock if Zirkzee’s transfer to United did not undergo, contemplating how far talks are seemingly alongside. Every thing seems to be in place, as Ten Hag, Ashworth and Ratcliffe seal a key piece of enterprise for a participant who seems to essentially wish to don the well-known pink shirt.

The 23-year-old’s aforementioned numbers for Bologna will not be these of a relentless goalscorer, however he’s nonetheless a younger footballer who may shine a lot alongside superior footballers than those he’s at present taking part in alongside.

Former AC Milan supervisor Stefano Pioli is underneath no illusions as to how good Zirkzee is as an all-round expertise, too, saying of the Bologna ace earlier this yr: “He’s an important participant. I’ve adopted him since his days at Bayern Munich after which at my Parma. A improbable participant, with physicality and high quality. He has the whole lot. He’s doing very properly at Bologna.”


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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is steering Outdated Trafford again on the right track.

To have Zirkzee and Hojlund dovetailing with each other will assist take the strain off each, additionally guaranteeing they aren’t overplayed by Ten Hag, and the hope is that each mature into formidable gamers over time, probably even partnering each other down the center of United’s assault.