Manchester United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Juventus target man Mario Mandzukic ahead of the January transfer window, but there is plenty of time for an evelenth-hour move – and Everton have got to consider the Croat.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that both Tottenham and West Ham are monitoring Manchester United’s pursuit of the 33-year-old – who has fallen out of favour at Juventus under Maurizio Sarri.
Indeed, the 89-time Croatia international has failed to make a single appearance for Juventus this season. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala are all above the former Bayern Munich attacker in the pecking order.
Goal claim that Mandzukic is available in the January window for a bargain £9million fee. Following that report, CalcioMercato claimed that Spurs and West Ham eye the Croatian ace – but that he is ready to say yes to Manchester United.
However, Everton need to join Spurs and West Ham in monitoring the veteran as they continue to lack a centre-forward that can finally replace the loss of Romelu Lukaku – ironically what Manchester United are looking to do with Mandzukic.
Moise Kean joined Everton in the summer – also from Juventus – but the Italy international has struggled at Goodison Park and has so far failed to score for Marco Silva’s side. Dom Calvert-Lewin and even Cenk Tosun is being preferred.
But for such a small figure and given his enormous experience and calibre, surely Everton have got to sign Mandzukic and solve their striker crisis for at least two or three seasons.