The January transfer window is expected to witness a significant exodus of players from Manchester United. However, the club’s financial constraints under the looming shadow of financial fair play uncertainties make incoming transfers far from guaranteed.
In the midst of this, manager Erik ten Hag is urgently seeking a remedy for his team’s attacking struggles, with a mere 24 goals scored in 21 Premier League games.
To address this issue, the Red Devils are contemplating a move to secure a new number nine in the January transfer market.
Man Utd’s Pursuit of a Striker:
Sky Sports Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, citing undisclosed sources (“X”), reports that Ten Hag is eager to secure the services of Brian Brobbey this month instead of waiting until the summer.
The Dutch forward has been in contact with Manchester United since the summer, maintaining a positive relationship with his former coach. However, Ajax, holding Brobbey under contract until 2027, is keen on retaining their star striker at least until the end of the current season. There are also indications that the talented Joshua Zirkzee is under consideration.
Revitalizing Marcus Rashford through Brian Brobbey:
Marcus Rashford’s current season has been marked by a noticeable lack of confidence and creativity, a surprising downturn after his impressive tally of 17 goals in the previous Premier League campaign. Despite scoring four times in 20 league matches this season, Rashford has displayed recent signs of improvement, finding the net in United’s last two Premier League outings.
An intriguing prospect to fully revive Rashford’s form is Brian Brobbey, who has been in exceptional form leading the line at Ajax this season. Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig emphasizes Brobbey’s goal-scoring prowess, evident in his nine goals in 16 Eredivisie matches this term.
Below are some key statistics from the last 365 days illustrating Brobbey’s performance and how he compares to his positional counterparts in leagues most similar to the Dutch top flight: