Reports coming from Italy claims that Manchester United are very serious about their intention to sign Napoli attacker Dries Mertens. Per the source United have sent their scout to gather more information about the Belgian in Napoli’s 3-0 win over Lazio this weekend.
Mertens has been in great form this season, he made headlines last weekend when he scored with his first direct contact with the ball as he came on in Napoli’s game against Juventus. He has been scoring goals for fun this season, and Mourinho believes he would bring more goals to his team.
United have not been prolific scorers in the Premier League this season. Their top scorer is 35 year old Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was signed for free.
Despite the fact that Zlatan may sign for another season, Mourinho believes that he needs goals from other players in his team, and believes Mertens can provide that for him.
Mertens has been a long term target of Premier League teams, and with many members of his national team plying their trade in England, he may decide to take up the challenge of playing in the world’s best league.
United hope a deal in the region of £30 Million can be made with Napoli for the attacker’s signature.