Manchester United has surely started the summer transfers with an aggression and hunger not seen before in the previous two or three years. The signings of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young have already pumped up the veins of Old Trafford with fresh blood, and the transfer kitty has reportedly said to reach a mark of 50 million. However, United is still on with the transfers, and are looking to add more strengths to their squad.
Though the most important topic now is whether Inter Milan ace Wesley Sneijder will join United or not, as United continues to look for their perfect player, but United manager Sir Alex Ferguson can always leave you surprised. Last summer he did that with the sudden buying of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who rocked the score charts of the EPL last season.
This year will the surprise be in the name of "Teteh Bangura?"
"I just keep working at it, I do my game, I love to score. I have said this all the time—I don't care about dribbling or skills or something. I just want to score." That's what AIK Solna forward Bangura said after he scored four goals for his team against Halmstad in their 4-0 win.
The 21-year-old Sierra Leone striker was about to join English Premier League side Newcastle, however, problems over the work permits broke the deal down. Attracted by the talent and scoring prowess of the in-form striker, United is closely following the Bangura to strike a right deal.
The striker joined the Swedish side AIK Solna on January 2011, and has made 15 appearances since then. Putting forward an example of his talent, he netted 15 goals in 15 games with three assists. The 6'0" striker also hosts a good physical attribute to withstand the tough Premier League.
United scout Martin Ferguson is about to watch Bangura against Elfborg this weekend.
However, the prime question hitting your minds now may be what will United do with another striker? Well, Bangura may not be the man for the moment, but may be a really good prospect to bring up and nurture in Old Trafford.
Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov may have just one more season to go, and then next season United will need some new boots. Bangura is valued at a price of about £3 million, and even a slight rise in that will be actually profitable to land the striker in United, considering the age and talent of Bangura.
While United fans await for some Sneijder-Nasri mega news for to happen, can Teteh Bangura steal the spotlights in the coming days? As the Red Devils and their fans always say, we believe.