Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, a target for Manchester United.

According to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness, Liverpool have been closely monitoring the progress of Victor Osimhen. Napoli will demand around €100 million to part ways with the Nigerian striker, a target for Manchester United.

The 23-year-old has been one of the best attackers in Serie A this season, and he has the potential to develop into a world-class player. A move to the Premier League could accelerate his development and help him fulfil his potential.

Jurgen Klopp has worked wonders with talented players during the course of his managerial career. And Osimhen could experience a similar growth to that of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.

The Reds need to add more depth to their front three, and Osimhen can play a number of roles. He can slot in as the wide forward as well as a central striker striker. The Nigerian international could partner the likes of Salah, Luis Diaz, and Darwin Nunez next season.

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Osimhen’s arrival will allow Klopp to play with different formations, and Liverpool need that tactical flexibility. Right now, the Merseyside outfit have been too predictable, and that has cost them this season.

However, the major problem for Liverpool is that the player is valued at €100 million. Liverpool will struggle to pay that kind of money for Osimhen without a big sale. With Manchester United in the race as well, it will be difficult for the Reds to pull off the transfer.

The Red Devils need to bring in an upgrade on the likes of Anthony Martial as well, and Osimhen seems like a good fit. He could partner Marcus Rashford in the attack next season. While his agent has dismissed the Manchester United rumours, the Red Devils might fancy their chances.

Napoli rate the player quite highly, and they have a reputation for being difficult negotiators. It remains to be seen whether Liverpool can convince them to sell the Nigerian for a reasonable fee instead of the stipulated €100 million. Osimhen has scored 10 goals in 14 matches across all competitions this season.

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