In a recent report, Il Mattino stated that Manchester United are set to rival Bayern Munich for Napoli star Victor Osimhen. It has been claimed that the Red Devils ‘have already knocked’ on the door of the Naples club over a potential move to sign the Nigerian talent in the summer.
Osimhen’s Brilliant Run Of Form In Serie A This Season
The 24-year-old is experiencing a great campaign at Napoli as he has put in a lot of influential displays as the spearhead of their attack. Osimhen has participated in 24 matches for his current employers this season, netting 20 goals and securing four assists in all competitions.
The Lagos-born sensation has proven himself to be a capable presence in the final third by averaging 4.2 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in Serie A. However, he needs to improve his ball distribution deep inside the opponent’s half as he has made only 72.5% of his attempted passes in the top tier of Italian football (stats via whoscored).
Osimhen is under contract at the Naples club until in the summer of 2025. Thus, Man United will have to launch a big-money move if they want to win the race for his services in the summer.
Should Manchester United Boss Erik Ten Hag Snap Osimhen Up?
Osimhen can orchestrate a yard of space for himself to test the opposition keeper with a few strikes in at goal. He has proven his worth as a lethal finisher in the final third this season and can also create some inviting chances for his teammates up top.
The Nigerian striker can make some powerful runs with the ball and can use his strong 1.86m frame to hold possession up for his team. However, he has to find a way to improve his passing accuracy deep inside the opposition half.
Osimhen is well-equipped to make an instant impact at Old Trafford and could help Man United challenge for some top honours in the not-too-distant future. At 24, he will only get better as he enters his prime over the next few years.
The Napoli star will bring plenty of goals to Erik ten Hag‘s attack and could go on to be a success story at the Manchester club as long as he can make a smooth transition to life in English football. With all things considered, the Red Devils should think about trying everything they can to snap Osimhen up during the summer transfer period.