Victor Osimhen viewed as ‘attainable’ Man United January transfer target

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Man United see Victor Osimhen as an attainable January transfer target, with the window now looming.

Manchester United’s squad is evolving under Erik ten Hag. Although it hurts right now, Cristiano Ronaldo could do the Red Devils a favour in the long-term, with the Old Trafford club given a genuine reason to move away from the 37-year-old.

It goes without saying, United will need a prolific goalscorer to replace Ronaldo. Ten Hag simply has to have that 20+ goal-a-season forward who can start regularly.

Victor Osimhen is someone who has been linked with a Reds switch in the past. Now, he’s back in the headlines.

It’s The Mirror with the claim. The article, from David McDonnell, predominantly focuses on a move for Kylian Mbappe. We don’t believe that’s a realistic signing, so we’re focusing on the Osimhen part of the story instead…

Apparently, the Napoli striker is on United’s ‘radar’, with the 23-year-old viewed as an ‘attainable’ January transfer target, should the club delve into the market during that window.

The Serie A club, who value Osimhen at £60million, are braced for offers for their top star when the window opens in six weeks. It is reiterated that Mbappe is the ‘dream’ target for the Reds.

OTF’s verdict

Osimhen strikes me as someone who is the perfect fit for the Ten Hag style of play. We’re talking about a player who is getting better with each passing season. That, in turn, raises his transfer fee.

Hailing from Lagos, a move to a top-tier club for Osimhen absolutely feels like the next step. United could give him the regular minutes he’d need to continue developing, while paying him a handsome wage in the process.

I still feel this is a transfer more likely to happen in the summer, though.

Do you think a Man United move for Victor Osimhen in January would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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