“Absolutely embarrassing” – Mark Goldbridge reacts after hearing Man Utd want to sign £100m star

Ollie Watkins, a striker for Aston Villa, has been linked to Manchester United. The United Stand host Mark Goldbridge called the rumor “embarrassing,” implying that the England international wouldn’t want to move to Old Trafford.

Rasmus Hojlund, a teenage striker, was acquired by United from Atalanta during the previous summer transfer window, and he has been an important player for Erik ten Hag this season. Hojlund has been thrown into the deep end at Old Trafford, while Anthony Martial, whose contract expires later this year, has spent a significant amount of the year in the treatment room.

The Danish international has gone through spells this term of producing consistently in front of goal, and there’s no doubt he could do with some competition and rotation in United’s attack, so targeting a centre-forward could be a priority for Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s recruitment team this summer.

The Red Devils are reportedly interested 

According to a talkSPORT source from Wednesday morning, United is preparing a “audacious” summer transfer window raid to grab Aston Villa forward Watkins. Ratcliffe wants to bring in another center-forward to Old Trafford to assist in developing Hojlund.

Presenter Goldbridge called the revelation “embarrassing,” implying that United lacks the funds to pay £100 million on a striker and asserting that Watkins would not be interested in joining the Red Devils.

“Sorry Villa fans for the Watkins to United story out there….absolutely embarrassing. As if we have £100 million to buy the best English striker in the league and lure him with a leaking stadium when you have Champions League football and a vision.”

Whether Watkins would cost £100m remains to be seen, but the chances of Villa being willing to offload him seem slim. The Midlands outfit recently qualified for Champions League football, with Watkins being a key reason behind their success this season. The fee that Unai Emery’s side demand is likely going to be out of United’s price range, especially considering his age.

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