Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already admitted that Manchester United’s frontline will be stretched a bit thin the way their present roster is populated.
While young and energetic talent including the likes of promising academy graduate Mason Greenwood will be eager to make their mark on the first-team- injury, form, and lack of experience is still likely to haunt the Red Devils this season.
The roster’s state will be particularly stretched if they decide to go all-in for the Europa League title, as they are expected to, particularly since their domestic calendar is already crowded.
To add to that, the looming exit of Alexis Sanchez may limit Solskjaer’s offensive options even further. However, the club may be enroute to amending that.
According to the Gazzetta Dello Sport, Manchester United have offered a two-year contract to free agent Fernando Llorente.
The Spanish striker last played for Tottenham Hotspur and was linked to the Red Devils late into the transfer window.
Most speculation had indicated that the side may wait to see how their other signings progressed by the end of the window before making a call on Llorente. The 34-year-old can be acquired by United despite the window being closed due to his nature as a free agent.
This signing, if completed, is unlikely to impress the supporters of the Mancunian giants all too much as they are still sore about the lack of signings during the summer and seem largely against aging feet making massive wages at Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, Llorente appears to be the most experienced and capable free-agent out there in United’s requisite position and as of such could be the perfect fit.
However, it will be interesting to see just how linked this alleged deal is with the possibility of Alexis Sanchez departing to the Serie A.