Manchester United’s lack of striking depth is no secret. United’s starting strike duo of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are playing well but, if one of the gets injured, only James Wilson can provide back up, and he’s not really Premier League ready just yet.
Luckily, being the biggest club in the world, Manchester United have a huge line of potential suitors who they can sign up in the January transfer window.
Cruzeiro winger Alisson, who can also play as a striker, has been tipped to make a big move over to Europe this season and the 22 year old has a couple of top clubs in mind.
When speaking to Goal.com, the Brazilian named the top clubs on his wish list:
“In the future I would like to play in a big European club, then I want to win the 2016 Olympics with Brazil. I would like to play in England or Italy.”
“I think Juventus is a great team, I really admire Manchester United.”
“I’d like to play for one of these clubs, but I’m a professional, so if you were to get some other European team with a good offer to refuse.”
“But Juventus and Manchester United are really great.”
Alisson currently has 4 goals and 6 assists for Brazilian Série A side Cruzeiro, and is in his nation’s U23’s team, making him eligible for the 2016 Olympic games.
Though Alisson isn’t the finished article yet, and doesn’t display the raw talent that Anthony Martial does, he would provide decent back up to the current strikers at Manchester United.