PSV Eindhoven are exploring the possibility of signing Manchester United striker Anthony Elanga in the January transfer window, Voetbal International reports.
Head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy confirmed the Eredivisie side are exploring possible targets as the transfer window reaches its climax and Swedish player Elanga is thought to be high on the Dutchman’s list.
Speaking ahead of their match against Go Ahead Eagles, he said: “Of course I can’t name names, but we are working hard on it, because it is necessary.”
It is no secret bolstering their attacking options is a priority for PSV since losing top scorer Cody Gakpo and winger Noni Madueke to Premier League clubs this transfer window. The deals mean Van Nistelrooy is now without two players who were consistently in his first-team squad.
Luuk de Jong has admitted losing Gakpo to Liverpool has been difficult as the club have only picked up one league win since the season restarted after the World Cup and now with Madueke going to Chelsea, they are now in a desperate position to add depth.
Elanga, 20, has made 19 appearances this season for Erik ten Hag’s side but majority of those have come from the bench so has rarely managed to get a run of games where he has started regularly. With the signing of Wout Weghorst too, it seems Elanga – who can play left-wing and as a striker – is further down that pecking order now which would make a loan transfer an attractive option for the Swedish international.