According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports, Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen is a player admired by Manchester United. The Old Trafford hierarchy see the Napoli striker as a player with potential, and he is on their list of targets regardless of any potential deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese attacker reportedly pushing for a loan to Napoli.
This comes after the Red Devils have agreed to sign both Antony and Martin Dubravka, strengthening their last line of defence and their offensive line too.
Victor Osimhen: Manchester United Target ‘Unbelievable’ Striker as Ronaldo Pushes for Napoli Loan
X News #Osimhen: He‘s definitely a potential top transfer target for #MUFC! Regardless of whether a swap deal with #Ronaldo works out or not. The bosses see a lot of quality & development potential in him. He’s on the list. No negotiations with him at this stage. @SkySportDE 🇳🇬
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 29, 2022
The future of the Nigerian International
United have earmarked the “unbelievable” Osimhen as a player they like, but at this stage no negotiations have taken place with the player. However, reports suggest, that any potential deal is not dependent on a swap deal with Ronaldo.
The future of Napoli’s star striker has been the subject of much speculation, and coach Luciano Spaletti has admitted that his Nigerian hitman has a price tag of £85 million, describing the amount as: “difficult for anyone not to consider“.
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Spalletti also told DAZN when asked about the possibility of Ronaldo and Osimhen swapping clubs: “I don’t have time to think about other things because we’re playing so much. We train every day because I still have a team to fine-tune”.
Ronaldo’s future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer since he reportedly asked to leave Old Trafford to join a club competing in the Champions League. The September 1 transfer deadline is fast approaching, and rumours regarding the Portuguese legend’s future continue to rumble on.
What Osimhen Could Bring to Old Trafford
Osimhen is a nightmare to mark for any opposition defender. He is an athletic, quick, physically imposing striker with a keen eye for goal, as proven by his 30 goals in 65 games for Napoli.
The Nigerian striker is adept at holding the ball up and has a great first touch, making him the ideal target man. He works hard and presses well from the front, often setting a superb example for his teammates to follow.