Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Japanese striker Yuito Suzuki from Brondby IF.

Goals haven’t always come easily this season for Erik ten Hag’s men as they have only found the back of the net 55 times in the Premier League.

For context, Manchester City scored 93, Arsenal 89 and Newcastle United 81. In fact, they are joint worst scorers in the top ten with Brighton and Hove Albion.

This statistic has not been helped by the fact that young striker Rasmus Hojlund has had to do most of the heavy lifting this campaign as Anthony Martial spent most of his final season at the club on the treatment table.

Hojlund has impressed, scoring 15 goals despite a dry spell and boasts the impressive statistic of having a slightly more lethal shot conversion rate than Erling Haaland in the Premier League this year.

Regardless, United will apparently look to sign a striker this summer to ease the burden on the young Dane, but there is no real consensus yet on who will be the main target.

Names like Joshua Zirkzee and Benjamin Sesko have been mentioned, but not with the intensity you’d expect if there was specific interest in a player.

Danish agency claims that the relatively unknown 22-year-old Suzuki could be the answer to United’s problems.

Representatives of all “Manchester United, Manchester City, Milan, Ajax, Espanyol, Tottenham and Stuttgart” have recently been closely following the performance of the players, the agency writes.

The Danish publication excitedly predicts that Brondby could fetch €25m for the in-form striker, as “Juito Suzuki’s price tag could explode if he continues on the trajectory we’ve seen this spring, where eight goals have seen several of Europe’s big clubs win watch him closer.

“Offers can get so big that it’s hard for football director Carsten V. Jensen and the owners from Global Football Holdings to say no, although the plan has always been for the Japanese to stay at Brøndby for at least one more season.”

Suzuki is a versatile striker who “can be used both in an offensive position behind the striker and as a striker”.

He has played 30 times this season, scoring 11 goals and setting up another nine, showing that he is much more than just a goalscorer.

The Japanese striker is described as having a “good first touch and is able to control the ball closely without giving away possession. He is able to receive the ball in pressure situations and use his dribbling skills to maneuver into good positions.”

A striker with technical ability and good control could be a good fit for United as fans were impressed by Amado Diallo’s increased confidence on the ball and how it contributed to the attack on Wednesday night.

However, a 22-year-old striker who has only played one season in Denmark would be a huge project and would do little to ease the burden on Hojlund.

Suzuki could be an exciting talent to bring in, but not at the cost of bringing in a more ready option to compete with United’s young Dane up front.

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