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Manchester United tried to sign Timo Werner this summer

By Harry Smith

Manchester United tried to sign Timo Werner this summer

The Red Devils made a last-minute offer for the German striker before he re-joined RB Leipzig

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It is very clear to everyone that Manchester United is looking for a new striker before the transfer window closes in three weeks. First, they targeted Marko Arnautović, but all the negative comments and pressure from the fans made the club back off from their interest in the 33-year-old Austrian player from Bologna.

Now the Red Devils are interested in Saša Kalajdzić and Cody Gakpo for the centre-forward positions. Kalajdzić is a profile very similar to Arnautović, not only because of their nationality but for their physical conditions. On the other hand, Gakpo is a very skilled and versatile winger who can play on both sides and even in the striker position.

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Before the club switched its attention to these players, it has been reported today that Manchester United tried to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea a couple of days ago. One of the closest sources around United, Samuel Luckhurst, informed today that MUFC made an “11th-hour attempt” to sign the German striker before he joined RB Leipzig.

Luckhurst says that the 19-time- Premier League winners made a £25 million bid to the London side for Werner days before he officially announced his return to Leipzig after two years at Stamford Bridge. However, The Blues quickly turned down the offer because they wouldn’t sell one of their players to a rival team.

An interesting alternative

Even though Timo Werner flopped at Chelsea, he could have been a great addition to Manchester United. He already knows the league and he is still only 26 years old. His versatility would have benefited ten Hag as he is looking for a forward who can play down the wing or in the middle of the attack, and the Germany striker can do both.

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