Manchester United want powerful EURO 2016 forward

Manchester United are interested in the Swiss striker Breel Embolo as Jose Mourinho continues to plan for the long-term at Manchester United.

According to reports in Germany Manchester United are targeting the powerful forward as part of their new recruitment drive.

Popular German media outlet Bild says (via Google translate):

Until last Wednesday it had looked like himself could RB Leipzig secure one of the most hunted talents of Europe . Then called José Mourinho ( 53 ) at the Swiss Storm Jewel Breel Embolo ( 19 ) , luring him to Manchester United. Since the future of native Cameroonian is open again.

Still only 19 years of age, Embolo has burst on to the scene over the last two years and has already represented Switzerland 12 times with one goal scored.

The Cameroon born forward has already played for Swiss club Basel on 86 occasions and scored a remarkable 30 goals in that time.

He seems to possess many of the qualities that Jose Mourinho loves in a striker.

Firstly he is physically imposing and a wonderful athlete who never stops running.

He has great pace and that winning mentality that was so apparent in one of Jose’s greatest strikers, Didier Drogba.

The signing of 22-year-old Eric Bailly has perhaps suggested that the new Manchester United boss is genuinely trying to build a great team who could have the sort of longevity of the current Barcelona vintage and Embolo would certainly fit the bill as a great prospect for now and the future.

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