Man United no longer view Victor Osimhen as a top transfer target for the upcoming summer window.
It’s no surprise to learn that among Manchester United’s top priorities is a new striker. The gaping hole left by Cristiano Ronaldo has been partially filled by Wout Weghorst, though he’s by no means the long-term solution.
Harry Kane has been linked with a summer move to Old Trafford, though his priority remains winning trophies with Spurs (good luck with that, Harry!).
Another forward rumoured to interest United is Victor Osimhen. Some believe he’s the perfect striker for the Erik ten Hag style of play. I tend to agree.
Unfortunately, the latest information on that front from Florian Plettenberg is bad news. The top-class 24-year-old is ‘no longer the top target’ int he summer window for United. The issue? He’s deemed too expensive, with Napoli wanting at least £90m/€100m to let the Nigerian leave.
United are not willing to pay that price and are therefore looking at cheaper alternatives.
Napoli have always been tough to negotiate with. We shouldn’t have expected anything different this time around. The Serie A side dug their heels in for years over Kalidou Koulibaly, only selling him at a high price when the time was right for them.
Osimhen is their star man. They’re currently sitting atop the table with a comfortable lead. They’re probably not best pleased to hear this news as they don’t want any distractions.
It’s worth noting that this situation could yet change. Don’t forget the club is up for sale right now. What’s to say the prospective new owners believe Osimhen to be worth the money? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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