According to reports, Manchester United and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia have agreed to loan out striker Vincent Aboubakar for the rest of the season.
After terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in November of last year, Man United is looking to add a new center forward. Ronaldo has since teamed up with Aboubakar at Al-Nassr.
Aboubakar has been with Al-Nassr for the past 18 months and has scored 13 goals in 39 appearances for the Middle Eastern club in all competitions, including four goals in 12 games so far this season.
Aboubakar’s availability has ‘alarmed’ Man United, and Al-Nassr is willing to let the 30-year-old player go on loan.
Following Ronaldo’s arrival, Al-Nassr reached the number of non-Saudi Arabian players allowed in their first-team squad, and they are unable to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner until one of their remaining seven foreign players leaves the club.
Man United and Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce have an agreement in place to take Aboubakar on loan in January, according to Saudi Arabian news outlet OKAZ. The Cameroonian is anticipated to prefer a move to the Premier League.
The prospective temporary transfer of Aboubakar to Old Trafford would improve the attacking alternatives available to Man United boss Erik ten Hag and also enable Ronaldo to be formally registered by Al-Nassr.