According to a report from the Mirror, Manchester United have identified Victor Osimhen as a priority target in the summer transfer window in order to bolster their attack. The Napoli striker is one of the hottest prospects as of now as he has been gathering interest from several top clubs in Europe. However, the Italian outfit will only sanction his exit if they receive an enticing offer for Osimhen which has to be well beyond their evaluation of him.
Osimhen’s Impressive Numbers In Serie A So Far This Season
Osimhen is having a great campaign at Naples as he is leading the scoreboard in Serie A being the focal point of the Italian club’s attack. The 24-year-old has made 26 appearances for Napoli this season, finding the back of the net on twenty-one occasions and grabbing three assists in multiple competitions.
The 23-time Nigeria international has been consistent and reliable in leading the charge up top after averaging 4.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Italian top flight. However, he has to find a way to improve his ball distribution in the final third based on his pass success rate of 72.4% in the Italian first division (stats via whoscored).
Osimhen’s current contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium lasts until the summer of 2025. Thus, it won’t be easy for the Red Devils to lure Osimhen to Old Trafford unless they meet the demands of Napoli.
Should Ten Hag Bring Him To Manchester United?
Osimhen remains an attacking threat inside the opponent’s half as he can strike the ball with power and precision from long range. He is a good finisher in the final third and can engineer a few meaningful openings for his teammates near the opposition penalty box. Osimhen can even time his runs well when trying to get in behind the opponent’s backline to create chances in front of the goal.
At 24, he has a lot of room for improvement and certainly has the potential to become one of the best in Europe. The Nigerian talent has proven to be one of the most prolific strikers in Serie A. Hence, it would take a lot of convincing from the Red Devils if they wish to lure him to Old Trafford.
Moreover, Man United are well stocked in the frontline, especially after Wout Weghorst’s arrival, so Erik ten Hag would have to make room for Osimhen in the attacking department.