Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein has ruled out a Manchester United move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller.
The Red Devils have been linked with Haller as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku who could leave Old Trafford for Serie A in the summer.
Romelu Lukaku Goals.
Everton – 87
Man Utd – 42
Anderlecth – 41
West Brom – 17
Chelsea – 7
Belgium NT 🇧🇪 – 46
TOTAL – 240
— Ole Gunnar Solskjær ⓭ (@OleGunaar) 11 June 2019
Lukaku has kept no secret of his desire to play in the Serie A and under Antonio Conte who he believes in the best coach in the world.
“Well, Conte has gone to Inter, for me he is the best coach in the world,” the Belgium told Sportmediaset.
“With regards to my future, I have already made a decision that I still cannot reveal publicly, out of respect to Manchester United with whom I still have a contract.”
Lukaku’s imminent departure would leave only Marcus Rashford to be called upon to lead the line with Anthony Martial out wide on the wings.
Considering United’s shortage of manpower upfront, United are in the hunt to sign Haller who bagged 20 goals and laid on 12 assists in 41 matches in 2018-19.
But Honigstein feels that Haller won’t be a good fit at United as he’s not the same calibre of his strike partner Luka Jovic who recently joined Real Madrid.
“It would be quite left-field for a guy who has done very well but who has not quite Champions League level. – he told Sky Sports Transfer Podcast
“He’d still make the list of top 50 centre forwards in the world, probably.
“But he’s not a guy who would strike me as the natural choice if you’re one of the wealthiest teams in the world.
“It’d be an interesting one. To me, it would smack of going almost too much in the other direction, going from the stars who might be slightly overvalued to, ‘Let’s see if we can get really clever, see if we can pick up a guy who is only going to cost £30m to £40m and we’re going to make him a star.’
“I don’t really believe in Haller that much, I must say. With Jovic, you see the potential, you see the goals.
“With Haller you see a very solid, proven performer at a certain level.
“I personally don’t see him in a United shirt.”