Manchester United are reportedly set to target Randal Kolo Muani this summer. According to Bild, the Red Devils would be willing bid as high as $126 million for the Eintracht Frankfurt star. The 24-year-old Frenchman only just arrived to the German club on a free transfer last summer.
Kolo Muani has racked up an impressive 16 goals and 12 assists in 33 total matches so far this season. His combined 21 goals/assists during Bundesliga play tops all players during the 2022/23 campaign. Bayern Munich superstar Jamal Musiala is currently second in this category among German top flight players with 19 goals/assists.
Kolo Muani is potential backup plan for United
United would supposedly turn to Kolo Muani should they fail to sign Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen. Both of these superstar strikers would potentially cost more than the Frankfurt forward. The Red Devils would, however, also have competition for Kolo Muani. Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in the striker as well.
Kolo Muani currently has five international caps for France. He picked up three of these appearances during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The forward grabbed a goal and an assist in the trio of fixtures for France. The youngster was also the player that had a massive opportunity to win the World Cup for France. Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez, however, made a massive 1v1 save in the final moments of the match.
Striker still thinks about huge World Cup opportunity
The Frenchman told beIN Sports last month that he still relives the shot. “I still watch it. I know it off by heart,” stated Kolo Muani. “In my head, I said to myself, ‘Randal, you have to shoot now.’ I tried to shoot towards the near post but the goalkeeper made a very good save. But there were other options.”
“I could have lobbed him, or find Kylian Mbappe [who was free on the left]. But in the moment, I didn’t see him. It’s only when you watch back that you discover the other options. It’s too late. It still sticks in my throat and it’ll be there for life.”
Nevertheless, his successful season in Germany has helped catapult himself into a top-tier transfer target. Frankfurt will surely have to field some serious offers during this summer’s transfer window.
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