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Man Utd particularly interested in Tammy Abraham

Manchester United are particularly interested in Roma striker Tammy Abraham, Italian publication Il Messaggero claims.

The Red Devils have largely depended on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals this campaign. There has not been much help from other strikers.

Marcus Rashford has struggled for form since his injury comeback while Edinson Cavani has been out injured on multiple occasions.

Elsewhere, Mason Greenwood is indefinitely suspended while Anthony Martial is currently away on loan after being out-of-favour.

United are likely to pursue a quality striker in the next transfer window, and Il Messaggero (via Siamo La Roma) reports that they are keeping tabs on Abraham.

The Chelsea graduate joined the Giallorossi for €40 million last summer, and has since excelled with 23 goals and four assists from 40 appearances in all competitions.

His form has caught the eye of several European clubs, and it is claimed that the Red Devils are ‘particularly interested’ in him ahead of the summer transfer window.

A deal may still be difficult as Roma have no intention of losing him in the near future. Chelsea have a €80m buy-back clause, but that only becomes active from June 2023.

Our view:

Abraham has been terrific for the Giallorossi this campaign with 27 goal contributions. His form should put him in line to make the England squad for the World Cup this winter.

Despite the impressive statistics, United should think twice before considering an approach, given the recent example with Romelu Lukaku, who rejoined Chelsea from Inter.

The Belgian had a superb campaign with the Nerazzurri last term, bagging 30 goals and 10 assists from 44 outings. He has looked a shadow of himself this season with just 12 goals and two assists from 34 matches.

Lukaku has had vast experience in the Premier League, but has still struggled with the added intensity of games. Abraham could suffer a similar fate with a return to the English top-flight in future.

United could be better off looking at other transfer targets. They will need to be smart with their summer spending. The next manager should have some control over the transfer dealings.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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