Manchester United “ joins Liverpool in considering a move for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka ” after Zambia scored twice for the Austrian side in a friendly against Jurgen Klopp’s side last week
- Patson Daka scored two goals for RB Salzburg in a friendly against Liverpool
- He also scored 24 goals in 31 league games when Salzburg won the Austrian title
- Reports now state that Man United has joined the Reds in watching a move for Daka
- It could cost more than £ 20 million having signed a new deal last year until 2024
Manchester United have joined Liverpool to line up RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka, reportedly.
The 21-year-old Zambian scored two goals for the Austrians in a 2-2 draw with Jurgen Klopp’s side in a friendly on Tuesday.
And now the Sun says United have joined the Reds and several other big clubs in following him.
Manchester United have joined Liverpool to line up RB Salzburg forward Patson Daka
The 21-year-old Zambian scored two goals for the Austrians in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool
Daka scored 24 goals in 31 league games while Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga title for the seventh consecutive year in 2019/20.
That title came despite the sale of striker Erling Haaland to Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund in January, at the expense of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Zambia International is the latest player to roll off the production line, with the club having already produced current Anfield stars Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino.
Daka scored 24 goals in 31 league games while Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga title
That title came despite Salzburg losing striker Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund
He also faced Liverpool in the Champions League last season, after which the Reds decided to buy Minamino.
But the report adds that United would offer serious competition to their rivals if Daka were sold, but they would have to shell out a commission of over £ 20m after the striker signed a new deal until 2024 last year.
United have other goals, with Sports mail revealing on Saturday that talks with Aston Villa were held on Jack Grealish while they are also monitoring Ajax star Donny van de Beek.
Daka played for Salzburg against Liverpool in last season’s Champions League group stages
However, the club also knows the cost of not swooping in for young talent soon enough after losing the chance to sign Norwegian star Haaland from Molde for an initial stake of £ 2.7m in July 2018, some 18 months before they were awarded them. refused to join Dortmund for £ 18 million.
Lyon striker Moussa Dembele was also a reported primary goal for United in 2016, but the Frenchman instead moved to Celtic before joining Lyon two years ago.
The 24-year-old is once again a target this summer but is now expected to cost at least £ 60m.