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Man Utd handed boost in signing Randal Kolo Muani as Eintracht Frankfurt lower demands

Manchester United have been handed a boost in signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani this summer with the Bundesliga outfit lowering their demands.

The Red Devils are keen on signing a marquee striker in the current transfer window, but their hands are tied at the moment with the limited budget before player sales.

The club are still exploring players in the transfer market, and they have been handed a boost with Frankfurt ready to accept a lesser transfer fee up front for Muani.

Earlier in May, Eintracht CEO Axel Hellmann said that the 24-year-old would cost more than €90 million, but L’Equipe now claim that he could be signed for €70m plus add-ons.

This is good news for United, but the French publication claim that the club’s pursuit has been halted by a takeover. Paris Saint-Germain have also entered the race for Muani.

United risk losing Muani to Paris Saint-Germain

Muani joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer from Nantes last summer. He had a brilliant debut season with them, scoring 23 goals and providing 17 assists.

Aside from his goal involvements, the Frenchman was also impressive with his hold-up play and regular high pressing. He won a stunning 6.8 duels per league game.

Muani described as ‘an assist king’ by Bundesliga’s official website, was also brilliant in getting behind defenders with his superb dribbling. He averaged two take-ons.

In our view, he would be a perfect striker signing for United, but the club face a couple of stumbling blocks. €70m is still a high fee for United with their Financial Fair Play issues.

They could make an approach after offloading a couple of players, but Eintracht may not stay patient. They are planning to sign Montpellier’s Elye Wahi after Muani’s departure.

Paris Saint-Germain’s interest is also not a good sight for United. Muani could prefer a return to his homeland if Les Parisiens make an early approach before the Red Devils.

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