With Romelu Lukaku seemingly on his way out of Manchester United, the Red Devils have to find the right replacement for the Belgium international. Albeit he landed from Everton with huge hopes to become an important figure in Old Trafford, the striker hasn’t been enjoying himself under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now he’s heading through the exit door.
That would leave Man. Utd. in a hard position, trying to fill the void that Lukaku would leave in the team. That is why they need to find another top striker as soon as possible and today we’re going to present five options for the Red Devils this summer once Romelu is gone.
These are the top 5 best replacements for Romelu Lukaku.
This Polish striker has been one of the most reliable in Europe in the last couple of years, scoring any amount of goals for Bayern Munich since he made his way to Allianz Arena from Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski has been on the radar of the Red Devils in various occasions and this summer he was also rumored to be in United’s wishlist, but those rumors have faded now. However, with the imminent departure of Lukaku, perhaps Robert might be taking his talents to Manchester if they somehow convince Bayern to let the former Lech Poznan star go.
Internazionale’s captain and biggest figure, Mauro Icardi has been a recurrent name in the list of potential United’s new signings. Some say Lukaku is going to Inter this offseason and a swap deal involving Icardi may be the key to unlock the negotiations between the two sides.
After a couple of years at the Giuseppe Meazza, the Argentinian striker is set to leave Inter and the club’s new manager Antonio Conte is not against the idea of Icardi saying goodbye to the Nerazzurri. He’s one of the toughest and hard-working strikers in the world, and he would fit in very well in Manchester.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not going through a bad moment in Arsenal or something like that, but in recent days we found out he was a piece of interest for the Red Devils and they were planning to make an offer to the Gunners for the Gabon international.
Aubameyang has been great during the times he’s spent at Emirates Stadium, delivering as Arsenal expected when he arrived from Borussia Dortmund. With the North Londoners trying to get funds to sign reinforcements ahead of next season, maybe a deal for Aubameyang can go through easily for both parties.
It looks like there is too much Borussia Dortmund in this top, but those guys know what to look for when signing a striker. Added to Aubameyang and Lewandowski, the Black and Yellow found a player who can compete and be successful in the Bundesliga in Paco Alcacer.
The Spaniard landed from Barcelona on loan after a spell in Catalonia with more downs than ups and he instantly became an important player for the German side, moving on a permanent deal to Signal Iduna Park.
Paco made his way to the top scoring important goals for Dortmund, breaking records in the process. His style of play would fit great in the Premier League and this is a guy Manchester need to consider.
Dembele had a marvelous season with Lyon, confirming the things he did with Scottish giants Celtic. The French striker netted 20 goals in 45 matches with Les Gones, which got him a lot of potential suitors for this summer, including Manchester United.
Moussa has an advantage over the rest of the guys in the top, and that is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself has identified the player as a very good option to replace Lukaku once he’s gone to Inter or anywhere else. This guy is only 22 and seeing the new transfer policy United adopted this summer, he looks like a very appealing option for the Red Devils.