Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Porto star Mehdi Taremi. The 30-year-old Iranian striker has caught the attention of United manager Erik ten Hag, who is keen to find a top-class forward within the club’s remaining budget.
After the recent £60 million acquisition of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, Manchester United are left with £65 million to spend in the transfer market. With the need for both a forward and a goalkeeper, the club is exploring cost-effective options.
Taremi, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season and provided 14 assists, is seen as a potential bargain for the Red Devils. The Iranian international is currently in the final year of his contract at Porto, and the Portuguese club is willing to listen to offers above £17 million for their star forward.
Taremi has an impressive goal-scoring record, with 80 goals in 147 appearances for Porto. He recently revealed with Iranian outlet Varzech 3, that he turned down an offer from Newcastle United last season, but never imagined they would build such a strong team that would qualify for the Champions League.
Manchester United’s interest in Taremi comes after they withdrew from pursuing Harry Kane due to the high price tag required to sign the England captain. The club is also keeping an eye on Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund, but his £86 million price tag may be out of United’s reach.