Manchester United prioritising Victor Osimhen move

Manchester United could prioritise a move for £100 million-rated Serie A attacker Victor Osimhen as they seek a top-draw striker.

Pete O’Rourke has reported for Football Insider that Manchester United will prioritise a move for Victor Osimhen. The attacker Nigerian striker, valued at £100 million by Serie A giants Napoli, is having a sensational season and attracting the attention of Premier League sides, while the Red Devils seek a top-draw striker next.

Manchester United have plenty of work to be done with their squad in the next window. Erik ten Hag dreams of having a squad capable of challenging for major honours from next season and has recently flexed his muscle by lifting the Carabao Cup.

The humbling defeat at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield opened up a few issues that are glaringly visible at times in the squad. The need for a new central striker has been the case since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo just before the World Cup.

While fans fully expected ten Hag to address the void, Manchester United only signed Wout Weghorst on a six-month loan from Burnley. Pete O’Rourke insists it may have been due to Manchester United’s inability to spend big and their need to comply with FFP rules.

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They might go for a big striker in the summer, with Victor Osimhen one of their key targets. The Napoli star is having a sensational season in Serie A, as he tops the scoring charts in Serie A. The Naples giants are on top of the table and overwhelming favourites to lift the Scudetto.

O’Rourke insisted a £100 million bid for the forward could suffice, with Manchester United likely to pay up the required fees. While Napoli might be eager to keep him, an offer from a big club in Elgnald could turn the attacker’s head.

Chelsea are also keen on Osimhen, but Manchester United’s probability of playing in next season’s Champions League could prove crucial. He could improve his game under the tutelage of ten Hag, which would also make the club top challengers next season.

Manchester United might watch his performances until the end of the season, including those in the Champions League. When the summer transfer window opens, plenty of other clubs could join the chase, which could prove tricky for the Red Devils to comprehend.

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