Manchester United appear to have a genuine interest in signing Mario Mandzukic this summer.
The Croatia international joined Juventus from Atlético Madrid for a fee in the region of 21 million euros in July 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2020.
Mandzukic has played 129 times for Juventus since signing from Atlético Madrid, scoring 34 goals and creating 18 assists in that time.
His record for Croatia is also impressive. Mandzukic has scored 31 goals in 86 matches for Croatia at senior level.
Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new forward and Mario Mandzukic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a long term admirer of Mandzukic and believes he can get the most out of the Croatia international.
Mandzukic is a dynamic forward, who possesses good technical skills and ball control.
According to Teamtalk (via Calciomercato), “Manchester United have opened talks with Juventus over a surprise swoop for veteran forward Mario Mandzukic, according to reports in the Italian media. Calciomercato claims Jose Mourinho has asked United to bring in the Croatian striker as cover and competition for Romelu Lukaku next season after deciding Marcus Rashford isn’t quite good enough yet to challenge for a central striking role. Mandzukic has impressed during Croatia’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals and was again on the mark on Sunday. It’s claimed United will use Juventus’ interest in Matteo Darmian to help prise Mandzukic away from Juve this summer.”
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Juventus are reluctant to let Mandzukic go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester United.
Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.