Diego Forlan has urged Benfica star Darwin Nunez to join Manchester United this summer despite interest from Arsenal.
Nunez has established himself as one of Europe’s brightest young strikers this season having scored 34 times with six of those coming in the Champions League.
With Erik ten Hag set to arrive at the end of the season, a major overhaul is expected at United this summer with a new striker said to be among their priorities.
Arsenal are also hoping to sign a centre forward with both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette’s contracts set to expire in the summer, leaving the Gunners with no senior option up front if both find new clubs.
While there is said to be strong interest from Arsenal, Forlan believes Nunez could be an ideal fit for his former side.
‘I think that he is a very good player, a good kid who is doing really well at Benfica and is enjoying a strong season,’ Forlan told Breaking the Lines.
‘It is not just the Portuguese league where he is doing well but in the Champions League too, where he scored six goals this season and helped take Benfica to the quarter finals.
‘He is a player who has a lot of potential and he could fit in at Manchester United. But obviously, everyone needs to have patience, although he is getting better with more and more experience.
‘He would not be a bad signing for Manchester United and it would be nice to see him there. It is a club that gives you time, that makes you feel comfortable and as if you are in a familiar place, very cosy and nice.
‘It would be spectacular having him playing for Manchester United.’
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