MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly “considering” a move for Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The legendary Portuguese six-time Ballon d’Or winner rocked the club last weekend by telling them that he wishes to move on to pastures new.
Man Utd are plotting a swoop for Monaco’s Wissam Ben YedderCredit: AFP
Ronaldo, 37, wasn’t part of the returning crop of players for pre-season training on Monday as he was given extra time off due to family reasons.
Instead, he was spotted at his country’s national training ground in Lisbon, the city where his partner Georgina Rodriguez and his extended family currently are, after being given “indefinite” leave of absence.
With his future up-in-the-air, United have been left looking at reinforcements for their attack.
The 31-year-old French international forward has been in eclectic form for Monaco since his arrival from Sevilla in 2019.
He has scored 55 goals over the past two campaigns – with an impressive tally of 73 in 124 appearances in total.
Ben Yedder first made his name at Toulouse after breaking into their first-team in 2010.
His form eventually led to a switch to La Liga six years later with Sevilla.
He produced 38 goals in 91 top-flight matches in Spain before returning to France.
Since the start of the 2010 campaign, Ben Yedder has 164 goals and 50 assists from his 347 matches.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has 384 goals in 391 appearances during that same period.
It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will depart Old Trafford this summer as the club remain adamant that he will see out the final year of his contract.
But Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona are all allegedly circling and willing to snap-up him.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
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