Manchester United set to face added competition for the signature of Ricardo Pepi. Manchester United set to face added competition for the signature of Ricardo Pepi According to CBS (h/t Mirror), Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Manchester United target Ricardo Pepi.
Ricardo Pepi has been putting some eye-catching performances in Major League Soccer. He has bagged 13 goals and two assists in 31 appearances for FC Dallas this season. The American wonder-kid has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe. The youngster has already become a regular starter for the USA national team.
Ricardo Pepi has been on the radar of Manchester United for quite a while now. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) It is believed that along with Liverpool, Manchester United was keeping a tab in the situation to find an opening. However, the two Premier League giants are set to face excessive competition from Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
The La Liga title holders are looking to lure the youngster to bolster their forward options. On the other hand, the Bundesliga champions could look to strengthen their star-studded attacking line-up.
It is believed that the MLS team has put a £7.5million price tag on the 18-year-old player. Even though the price shouldn’t be much of s problem for the Red Devils, however, the excessive competition from elite teams could lower United’s chances to land USMNT starlet.
Ricardo Pepi has become a top performer at MLS. Manchester United’s star forward duo od Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, have performed wonderfully. However, they have a total age of 70 years which could create some difficulties in their performance in later years.
On the other hand, Red Devils have some younger options. The arrival of Jadon Sancho has strengthened the forward line. However, recent injuries to Marcus Rashford and Tahith Chong have pointed the finger at the squad’s lack of depth.
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