CONFIRMED: Man Utd target Edwards and Choupo-Moting to bolster Ten Hag's attack

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 23 Jan 2024 22:08 GMT
  • 3 min read
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Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is liked by Erik ten Hag who is looking to upgrade Anthony Martial, while Marcus Edwards is another target who is being scouted by Manchester United, FootballTransfers has learned.

Man Utd have struggled this season with a reliance on Rasmus Hojlund, who joined the club in the summer from Atalanta, to score goals. As previously revealed, Ten Hag has wanted to move Martial on since joining the club and undertaking his first pre-season, but the recruitment of the club has ultimately failed to sell players who the Dutchman earmarked to move on.

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The club are dealing with Financial Fair Play constraints and so this window are contemplating a return to the loan market. During the last window, the Red Devils brought in Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer on temporary deals.

Choupo-Moting is a name being considered for a six-month loan deal, with the belief that his experience and physical statute would be able to benefit the club for the latter stages of the season.

Marcus Edwards moved to Sporting CP from Tottenham
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How much would Marcus Edwards cost Man Utd?

Edwards of Sporting CP is liked by Ineos and believed to be a reasonable solution to Antony, who has endured a torrid second season at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old plays as an inverted winger on the right-side, but can also be deployed down the middle and on the left when needed.

His inclusion won’t happen until the summer, if at all, but there is confidence a move can be sealed for £30million, with the Englishman’s contract up in 2026.

Edwards has 11 goal contributions in 26 matches for Sporting CP this season, eight of which have come in the Liga Portugal.

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