Manchester United and Tottenham chasing Dries Mertens
Manchester United and Tottenham are chasing Napoli Star Dries Mertens.
The Belgian who has netted 22 goals in 30 appearances for Napoli, Dries Mertens has indicated that the atmosphere in Naples is unsuitable for him.
This has opened up the way for major European giants to lure him from the Serie A side. The 29-year-old has got a great conversion rate in front of goal and can be a vital boost to any team’s attacking front. So two clubs from England are living up their expectation to try a bid for him.
Manchester United and Tottenham have agreed to settle his transfer clause and are eager to get him. If Mertens chose Old Trafford, he will be a Great signing for them.
Quite sure, that Man Utd are desperate to buy a formidable striker because it is not certain whether their main goal source will cling on to the Red shirt or not. The Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 90% of the goals for the Red Devils this Season. In order to get a prolific striker like him, Mourinho already had a magpie in the net but it floated away as Grizemann demonstrated his stay at Atletico Madrid. With the transfer of the Frenchman is almost diminished, Merten became a potential target. He has all the qualities to become Mourinho’s, main man.
Dries Mertens may also try a spirited side which amazed Football Fans for the last two seasons. Mauricio Pocchetino’s Tottenham Hotspurs can be an eligible club for Mertens to play.
Pocchetino needs Mertens pace to push up his attacking standard to a high limit. He wants an additional striker alongside Kane So that Mertens will contribute to more supply of goals and kill off too much dependency on the England International.
It is pretty exciting now how Spurs could establish a sarcastic network between players to partner Mertens.
Meanwhile, his present club Napoli is planning to increase his salary to 2.5million to keep the Belgian intact and end the speculations surrounding his future.