Man United ‘ahead’ in Victor Osimhen pursuit

Man United and Arsenal could be set to battle it out for the signature of Victor Osimhen this summer.

As our season is technically over, the transfer rumours are starting to ramp up ahead of a massive summer transfer window.

Erik ten Hag needs to be backed by the board in a big way this summer. That’s if we’re serious about competing for a place in the top four next season. We can forget title challenges, for now…

The Dutchman no doubt has a list of targets in the works, though behind the scenes, United are seemingly already exploring many avenues.

The latest name being linked with an Old Trafford move is Victor Osimhen. With the story coming from Corriere dello Sport, translated by the Daily Mail.


However, the currently Napoli man will not come cheap, with bidding set to start at £100million following a failed Newcastle United move in January for a fee of around that price.

United are set to be ‘ahead’ of Arsenal in pursuit of the 23-year-old striker, though the deal must be ‘verified’ by the incoming Ten Hag before United pull the trigger.

United have already opened discussions with Osimhen’s representative Roberto Calenda, who is ‘the bridge’ between Naples and Manchester in regards to this potential transfer.

Napoli themselves are wanting a bidding war to begin, in order to drive up the price of Osimhen, who was born in Nigeria.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Osimhen is the best thing since sliced bread. Serie A is not a league I watch regularly, but looking at his goal-scoring stats, sixteen goals in twenty-eight games across all competitions is a pretty decent return.

A move for Osimhen would also ensure United are getting younger upfront, which is an absolute must going into this transfer window.

It would be a gamble, though, as there’s no such thing as a guarantee, particularly when acquiring young players.

Would a Man United move for Osimhen make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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