Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Manchester United could look to sign Victor Osimhen this summer.
Emerging reports out of Italy have linked United and Bayern Munich with a potential move for the Napoli striker.
With Cristiano Ronaldo telling the club he wants to leave this summer, the Red Devils could be forced into the market for a new goalscorer, however, manager Erik ten Hag has stated that the talismanic forward is not for sale and is in his plans for the upcoming season.
Nonetheless, O’Rourke feels that if John Murtough and his recruitment team decided to step up their efforts to land the Nigerian target, they could well land the centre-forward and send a message across the continent.
He told GiveMeSport: “I think Manchester United could go out there and get him [Osimhen].
“I think it would send a statement to the rest of Europe that they are mixing it up and trying to sign the best players available.”
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With the Old Trafford club battling to land Lisandro Martinez and the never-ending Frenkie de Jong saga, it would appear that they have other priorities at present.
However, we may see United divert their attention towards the forward line as the transfer window draws to a close and the picture of their squad heading into next season becomes clearer.
Dubbed a “superstar” by Italian football expert Conor Clancy, 23-year-old Osimhen scored 18 goals and produced six assists in 32 appearances in Naples last term. He’s also been tipped to become the ‘best in the world’ by Didier Drogba.
His strike rate of 0.64 goals per 90 minutes was almost equal to Ronaldo’s (0.65), and given that the Portuguese legend is now 37 and heading into the final 12 months of his contract, perhaps United would be just as well to bring in his replacement sooner rather than later, as long as their pockets are deep enough to allow a move to materialise.