• Several top European clubs are chasing Monaco striker
  • The striker joined Monaco for $43m last summer
  • The summer transfer window is a few weeks away from being open for the clubs

Manchester United reportedly are set to battle against the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool FC and Arsenal to sign Monaco’s $50 million-worth striker, Wissam Ben Yedder.

Ben Yeddar, who currently plays in Ligue 1’s AS Monaco, earlier was a part of La Liga’s Seville, where he spent three years and scored 70 goals in as many as 131 appearances across competitions. Monaco paid $43 million for the Frenchman ahead of the current season and has well established himself since then. He is currently Monaco’s top goal-scorer this season having found the net a total of 19 times including 18 in Ligue 1 and one in Coupe de France. Monaco’s next best is Algeria’s forward Islam Slimani with nine goals to his name.

It is understood that Ben Yeddar could have another move this summer with a few top European clubs chasing the striker, who has a transfer fee of approximately $50m.

According to L'Equipe, the likes of Real Madrid, Valencia and Atletico Madrid are keen to take Ben Yeddar back to La Liga, while the Premier League clubs are not far off as Man Utd, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are equally interested in getting the striker to sign a deal. Regardless of who finally gets the man, it is sure shot that when the transfer window actually opens in a few weeks, there can be a major transfer battle for the Monaco striker.

Earlier, Ben Yeddar claimed that FC Barcelona had tried to sign him in the last two transfer window. However, he is nowhere to be seen on the Catalans’ current target list ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were booed off against Burnley
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were booed off against Burnley AFP / Paul ELLIS

“Barcelona could have happened much earlier for me. Last summer they made contacts for me, they collected a lot of information about me and the same was true this winter, but the move did not happen."

“It shows I am doing a good job, but despite this interest, I am totally focused on my performances with Monaco,” Ben Yeddar said in a recent interview.