Manchester United have shown “strong interest” in signing Tigres UANL winger Lizbeth Ovalle, according to TUDN.
The Mexican sports TV channel says the 24-year-old has “several offers” on the table from different clubs but United’s is currently the “most attractive.”
United have reportedly made it known that they are “willing to pay” Ovalle’s release clause, as well as hand the forward a higher salary than she is currently earning at Tigres.
The Mexican international started her career with Tigres and she has gone on to score 95 goals for her club in Liga MX Femenil; the top division in Mexico.
Since making her first team debut six years ago, Ovalle has won the Clausura Championship on three occasions ( in 2018, 2019, and 2021), the 2020 league title and the Apertura Championship (in 2022).
Ovalle has also featured prominently at international level
The winger has represented her country at Under 17, Under 20 and senior level, playing for Mexico in the U-17 CONCACAF Championship and U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016.
A couple of years later, Ovalle played in the same two tournaments for the Under 20s before making her debut for Mexico’s senior team in September 2018.
She was part of the squad that won the gold medal at the Pan America Games earlier this year.
United are on the lookout for January signings
Red Devils head coach Marc Skinner admitted a couple of weeks ago that the Manchester club are already actively “looking” to strengthen their squad ahead of the January transfer window.
Injuries have had an adverse effect on performances in recent weeks, and United are already 7 points behind league leaders Chelsea after eight games, having dropped points against rivals Manchester City, Brighton, Leicester and Arsenal.