Manchester United target Everton forward in potential relegation swoop

Manchester United have emerged as the potential landing place of Everton striker Richarlison in the summer, as they seek summer reinforcements at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now 37 years old, while Edinson Cavani is leaving the club at the end of the season and Anthony Martial's future is up in the air with the Frenchman currently out on loan at Sevilla.

And while no new manager has yet been confirmed at the Red Devils, summer planning when it comes to recruitment is already thought to be in the works, with Goal claiming that they are tracking Richarlison ahead of a potential switch.

'Manchester United are interested in signing Everton forward Richarlison as the Red Devils look to shore up their attacking options, GOALcan confirm', the report outlines.

However, they will reportedly face competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid in the chase for his signature should they look to make a move for him this summer.

Richarlison's patchy form

Richarlison has struggled so far this season, only finding the net four times in 20 appearances for the Toffees as they battle relegation under new boss Frank Lampard.

Under contract until 2024, this summer will be pivotal for the future of the 24-year-old, and it seems unlikely that he will want to extend at Goodison Park under current conditions.

Currently, Everton sit just above the drop zone, but have played three games fewer than the two sides above them. Nevertheless, with the current form they are in, and the tricky fixtures that the Toffees have left to come, they could well end the season too close to the relegation zone for comfort. It is not why they paid £50 million for Richarlison.

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Ben Browning

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