Despite Edinson Cavani signing a contract extension, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out signing a striker this summer.
When the window opens, the club hopes to bring in a number of new faces, but with Cavani signing a contract extension that will keep him at the club until June 2022, it is understood that a striker has been pushed down the priority list, with right-wingers taking precedence.
However, United’s manager refused to rule out the possibility of bringing in another striker.
“No, of course I can’t rule out United signing a striker this summer,” he said when asked if he could rule out United signing a striker this summer.
“Yeah Edi (Cavani) signed but how many good strikers have we had at this club? And I can’t say we’re not signing a striker, of course not because we’re building towards a better squad.
“We’re top three two years on the bounce but we’re still nowhere near where we want to be. Hopefully we’ll end up with a stronger squad at the start of next season and be more consistent and challenge the ones in front of us.”
The news that Harry Kane has requested to leave Tottenham on Monday night has fueled speculation that he is on his way to Old Trafford.
United have long admired the England international, but they are aware that a deal would be complicated and costly.
Chelsea and Manchester City are also rumored to be interested in signing the striker, and Solskjaer was asked if his future and potential departure from Spurs would set the tone for the summer transfer window.
“I can’t comment on other teams players and what’s been speculated and said. I want to show the respect Tottenham deserve and not talk about their players.”