Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani has admitted that it would be a “dream” to play in the Premier League following reports that Manchester United are pursuing the forward.
The Athletic revealed last week that the Red Devils are in “detailed talks” about securing the Frenchman’s signature and, when asked about the speculation, Muani said:
“Honestly, who doesn’t dream of playing in the Premier League? It’s one of the best leagues that exists. You dream about it. These are childhood dreams. But I’m not searching for the perfect club or the best club in the world.”
“I’m really looking for the club that will give me the chance to be able to express myself, to earn game time and most importantly allow me to grow.”
Muani is a key transfer target for United
It is believed that Eintracht Frankfurt are holding out for around €80m (£69m), which isn’t a price tag that will put off Erik ten Hag’s side.
The 24-year-old had an outstanding season, scoring 23 goals and providing 17 assists in 46 appearances, and his performances have attracted the interest of other clubs, including Chelsea.
However, United do appear to be the keenest to get a deal done going by the most recent reports, although the Red Devils are looking at other options too.
A move for Harry Kane can’t be ruled out
Ten Hag is said to be a massive fan of the England captain and, if an agreement could be reached with Tottenham, it is thought that the striker would be United’s preferred choice.
However, negotiations with Spurs are likely to be fraught with difficulty so alternatives will be explored thoroughly. In addition to Muani, the likes of Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic and Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojulnd are on the club’s radar so we shall see who comes in through the doors at Carrington in the coming weeks.