Despite already winning the EFL Cup and recently securing their place in the FA Cup final, Man United’s need for a new striker is obvious.
The Red Devils, after bidding farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of last year, have been forced to rely on on-loan striker Wout Weghorst and injury-stricken Anthony Martial.
Consequently, consistency, as well as regular goals have been hard to come by for manager Erik Ten Hag, and according to recent reports, that is set to force the Dutchman into the summer transfer window in search of a new world-class striker.
Man United transfer news: Red Devils want Napoli’s Victor Osimhen
Tottenham Hotspur record goalscorer Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Old Trafford, as has Napoli’s in-form Victor Osimhen. Neither will come cheap though and with Kane previously demonstrating loyalty to the club he has spent his entire career with, Osimhen remains the more attainable target.
Victor Osimhen and Napoli are literally one win away from winning the Serie A tittle. A memorable season for our Nigerian superstar. pic.twitter.com/RToOzYnz94
— 𝐕𝐀𝐑 ☘️ (@Ziyechman) April 23, 2023
And according to a recent report from TeamTALK, it is Napoli’s Nigerian hitman that is topping the Red Devils’ summer wishlist with the English giants believed to be preparing a massive $165m offer, and should their bid be accepted by Napoli, Osimhen would become the Premier League’s most expensive player, surpassing Enzo Fernandez’s January $148m transfer from Benfica to Chelsea.
Interestingly, Todd Boehly’s Blues are also believed to admire Napoli’s prolific number nine, but failure to qualify for the Champions League next season, as well as already spending over $750m in the last two transfer windows, has seen the Londoners cool their interest.
During his three years in Naples, Osimhen, who currently has two years left on his deal, has scored 54 goals in 94 games in all competitions.