Manchester United closing in on Dutch hitman

It’s understood that Manchester United could be poised to make a move for Holland and Sporting Lisbon striker, Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

The 22 year-old moved to the Portuguese side barely four months ago for a fee of around £4.5m, but this won’t put off the Premier League champions from submitting a bid and tempting the youngster.

Van Wolfswinkel is a senior in the Dutch national side, having won a single call-up last year for a friendly against Ukraine, however that number will certainly increase if the forward continues his Lisbon form.

The former Vitesse and Utrecht sensation has scored four goals in six games for The Lions, and is currently enjoying the kind of form that drew the United eye towards the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, both formerly of Sporting Lisbon.

Due to the fact that van Wolfswinkel is barely into his five-year contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, the Portuguese outfit will undoubtedly be seeking a major profit on the original fee they paid for the striker, but with profits at an all time high at Old Trafford, the new kid on the block is far from out of their reach.

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