Manchester United have reportedly opened negotiations for Espanyol forward Raul de Tomas.
According to a recent tweet by the Spanish journalist Pedro Morata of Cope, negotiations between the Red Devils and the Spanish forward have begun for a possible transfer fee of around £25m (€30m).
? Noticia @partidazocope
? Informa @pedro_morata
? Negociación abierta entre el @ManUtd y @RaulDeTomas9
? El delantero del @RCDEspanyol es una de las opciones del United (no la única)
? Posible traspaso de 25-30 millones de € si el interés avanza
? #PartidazoCOPE pic.twitter.com/99Pr6Ibvfb
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) August 14, 2022
The 27-year-old Spaniard cemented himself as Espanyol’s star striker after only being outscored in La Liga by the legendary Karim Benzema and Celta de Vigo’s Iago Aspas last season.
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The prolific striker has managed to net an outstanding 45 goals and six assists in 89 appearances for the Spanish club.
Eric ten Hag has a tough season ahead of him, with the newly appointed Red Devil manager already off to an embarrassing start following two back-to-back defeats.
The Red Devils’ first defeat was against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford, where the 20-time-league winners lost 2-1, with the only United goal an own goal by Brighton’s Alexis MacAllister.
The embarrassment didn’t stop there, though, as ten Hag’s squad was thrashed 4-0 by Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium.
With United failing to score a single goal for themselves, it’s not surprising that the Manchester club are on the lookout for a new forward this summer.
However, the Red Devils will need to move swiftly if they wish to sign additional players as the window closes in a couple of weeks.