He may have a funny name but his ability in front of goal is nothing to be laughed at. Here, talkSPORT shines our transfer spotlight on the Sporting Lisbon striker Manchester United are tracking.
Name: Ricky van Wolfswinkel
Date of birth: January 27, 1989
Birthplace: Woudenberg, Netherlands
Club: Sporting Lisbon
International Appearances: One cap for the Netherlands
WHAT'S THE LATEST?
An impressive debut season in Portugal - which has seen van Wolfswinkel manage nine league goals in 18 starts - has alerted a host of clubs around Europe and the Premier League. Manchester United have long been touted as favourites for the £11million man, but the seriousness of their interest will be tested by Newcastle, Liverpool and Tottenham.
DID YOU KNOW?
2) Originally van Wolfswinkel was signed as back-up for former Tottenham flop Helder Postiga. However, when Postiga made an 11th hour move to Real Zaragoza, the Dutch forward became the main man at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and took his chance with both hands.
3) The youngster is not afraid to speak his mind and has already announced he prefers playing in Portugal to the Netherlands. His admission that he hates training may not go down too well with managers, but his versatility means he remains an attractive proposition for Europe's elite clubs.
4) The striker's excellent beginning to life in the Liga ZON Sagres saw him pick up player of the month awards in September and November 2011. However, the Dutchman did not go to pick up his award because he thought it was a pratical joke.
5) Van Wolfswinkel has bagged five goals in ten Europa League games this season, including Lisbon's second in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad, where the Portuguese side progressed on away goals.
"Sometimes my team-mates call me Van Wolfsshop because 'winkel' means 'shop' in English - it's funny eh?" Yes, it's absolutely hilarious, Ricky.
"I know that a lot of Dutch players play in England. It's a really good competition and I do see it as a step up. If someone comes along and wants to pay a lot of money to the club and to me, then maybe we would speak about that."
The youngster's contract runs out in 2016 and Sporting have slapped a £19 million buy-out clause on the Dutchman, but a lower bid in excess of £10million would test their resolve.