The Blades are once again being linked with a move for Spanish striker, Loren Morón.
According to Spanish news outlet, Grada 3, United are keeping a keen eye on the Real Betis striker, after being linked with a big-money move in the summer.
It was claimed in Spain during the summer window that United had tabled a bid in the region of £20m. However, how true those rumours were, remains to be seen.
Ultimately, Chris Wilder never pursued the deal, and instead splashed the cash on the likes of Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie.
But with United once again being linked, it brings up the question, ‘just who is Loren Morón?’.
Site writer, Lee Connor, took a closer look into Morón’s credentials…
Lighting up La Liga
Despite a relatively quiet season last year, Morón is lighting up the Spanish league this time around.
He’s already smashed in eight goals in La Liga. This puts him level with Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi and just a single goal behind Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema.
Those eight goals have come in just nine games. It’s already two more than he managed all last year in 22 appearances (Whoscored).
He’s already demonstrated lethal finishing ability this season. His movement and calmness in front of goal have marked him out as one of the top strikers in Spain thus far.
However, with a reported €40m release clause in his contract, it’s tough to see United parting with that sort of cash.
Is there a need to even sign Morón?
There is always a case to be made for having more strikers. No matter if you’re challenging at the top of the table or scrapping in the relegation zone. Strikers can be worth their weight in gold.
The problem here is that United have already spent over £40m on new attacking talent. Would Chris Wilder really look to spend not far off that sum on one player, in what could look like a kick in the teeth for his summer signings?
It’s highly doubtful, given Wilder’s track record of sticking with the players he trusts. Furthermore, Lys Mousset seems to be hitting form, while David McGoldrick can’t be dropped at the moment.
It goes without saying that the club will need to strengthen in January. But the name of Loren Morón might well be one that the Blades can forget about for the time being.