Man United Reach Agreement With Mario Manduzkic Over January Move

Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring their first goal with Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Mario Mandzukic in January.

Having offloaded Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the summer, the Red Devils are now extremely short on options upfront, especially with Anthony Martial also out injured.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have heavily struggled to score goals this season. In the eight Premier League games so far, they have only managed to score nine goals.

The club looks set to turn to the transfer market to bring in attacking reinforcements in the winter window, and they may have already sealed the deal for one striker.

According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, the Mancunian giants have reached a verbal agreement over the January transfer of Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic.

The 33-year-old was heavily linked with a summer switch to the Theatre of Dreams as well, but the move failed to materialise.

Staying back at Turin has been a bad decision for the Croatian, who has failed to play a single minute of competitive football under new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri.

Despite the lack of game-time, Mandzukic is said to have turned down a £7million-a-year offer from Qatari side Al-Rayyan, as he intends to stay put in Europe.

Now, with Manchester United interested in securing his services, a transfer at the start of 2020 seems like an extremely probable prospect.