Manchester United have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing the Spain international and Valencia striker Rodrigo after losing Marcus Rashford to injury.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Sunday that Rashford could be at least six weeks on the sidelines with a stress fracture sustained in the FA Cup win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.
The 22-year-old England international has been in stunning form this season, scoring 22 goals for the club and country, and his absence is expected to force Solskjaer into the January transfer market.
According to a report in Spain, Valencia forward Rodrigo is one of a number of players being considered by the 20-time English champions to fill Rashford’s void.
The report goes on to claim that Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is another option for the Norwegian tactician, though the Red Devils may face competition from league rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Rodrigo has scored 27 La Liga goals for Los Ches over the last two-and-a-half seasons.