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Not Harry Kane or Osehimen – Erik ten Hag’s three-man transfer shortlist to replace Wout Weghorst

Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United, has one eye on the summer transfer window, in which the Dutchman hopes to ultimately replace Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United has had a successful season under Erik ten Hag.

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The Red Devils, who currently sit third in the Premier League, are on course to qualify for the Champions League and ended a six-year trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup last month, with more silverware perhaps on the way. Ten Hag’s side will face Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals and Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals, respectively.

But, the mutual departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November has left Ten Hag looking for a new center-forward, as there are serious reservations about loan star Wout Weghorst. With that in mind, here are the most recent Old Trafford headlines.

United’s transfer target list

United’s major transfer priority this summer is Harry Kane, but Ten Hag has lined up Randal Kolo Muani and Rasmus Hojlund as backups.

Kane, 29, is due to reach the final year of his Tottenham contract, and it is thought that he can be signed for roughly £80 million, though Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a famously tough negotiator. As a result, United may have to search elsewhere.

If this occurs, they will pursue Kolo Muani, 24, and Holjund, 20. Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt represented France in the World Cup in Qatar, while Holjund of Atalanta scored five goals in two games for Denmark during the recent international break.

Weghorst is under attack.

Ruud Gullit, United’s current center-forward, has warned Weghorst that he is not good enough to play for Ten Hag’s team.

Weghorst, 30, joined United on loan from Burnley in January to cover Ronaldo’s vacuum. He has started every game since that transfer but has yet to score in the Premier League. As a result, Ten Hag will search elsewhere this summer.

“I always look at him in a strange way, I have a lot of admiration for him, but at the same time, I think… he is not good enough for Manchester United and the Orange,” former Premier League manager Gullit told Ziggo Sport.

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