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Man Utd turn their attentions to in-form Portuguese striker


Manchester United are aiming to solve their striker problem by signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva to their ranks in the summer.

The Portugal attacker has been in sensational form this campaign, scoring 19 goals in 22 appearances for the German club and trailing only Robert Lewandowski in the hunt for an award for the best scorer in the division.

The 25-year-old has two years remaining on his deal at the club and it is claimed that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pinpointed the former AC Milan star as a potential target to help strengthen the front line.

United currently have Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani as their central striker options, but the two have netted just 14 goals between them so far this term and have struggled to consistently find the net throughout the season.

According to Sky Germany, the attacker would be available for around €30 million (£26 million) and that would be significantly cheaper than any other variants currently out there with Andre’s goalscoring record.

A concern for many, however, would be his struggles at the San Siro side and Sevilla in the two years before arriving in Frankfurt.

Andre struggled in Italy, scoring just twice in Serie A in 24 games before being shipped out on loan to La Liga the following campaign.

While there Silva was slightly better with nine goals in 27 league matches, and managed 11 in all competitions in 40 appearances.

Since moving to Germany though, Andre has seemingly found his goalscoring boots with 30 goals in 45 league games.

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