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16/06/2009 11:26,

Scouting: Berat Sadik

Finland's powerful striker caught the eye of many of our readers against England in the U21 Championships' opening match. Here, exiles8 explains why United should sign him...

Player name: Berat Sadik
Teams: Finland, Arminia Bielefeld
Position: Striker
Age: 22

Match scouted: England 2-1 Finland, 15 June 2009

Key moment: The England defence couldn't handle him in the first half. He held everything up and brought the Finland midfield into the game superbly before winning the penalty, which culminated in Michael Mancienne's sending off.

Strength: He is a good all-round striker, but his strength and physical presence are his main assets.

Weaknesses: His main problem is inexperience. He sometimes makes wrong decisions, but that will come with time.

Suitability: I think he would be a great option to play alongside Wayne Rooney as a more physical replacement for Dimitar Berbatov.

Estimated cost: I think we could get him for a relatively low fee from Arminia Bielefeld, who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season. I think he would cost around £2-3m, but his fee may rise after this tournament.

Discuss this scouting report on the Talking Reds thread.

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