Manchester United have been tipped to go face to face with Real Madrid over the signing of Lille striker Victor Osimhen.
The 21-year-old has solely been with Lille since final summer time, however he has already turned heads with plenty of spectacular performances. He at the moment sits on 18 objectives and 6 assists in all competitions, conserving Lille within the race for Champions League soccer in France.
According to Le10Sport, United see Osimhen as a ‘precedence’ signing forward of subsequent season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer determined to mix him with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to type a dynamic assault. Poor Daniel James would not even get a shout-out.
Thanks to his tempo and energy, Osimhen is tipped to be a hit within the Premier League, however the potential price of the deal would seemingly be an issue for United. Given he solely signed final summer time, he nonetheless has 4 years remaining on his present deal, so he wouldn’t come low cost.
Lille have a fame for being open to promoting their stars for the fitting value, having allowed Nicolas Pépé to maneuver to Arsenal in a £72m deal final summer time. However, if any group needs Osimhen, they might properly should fork out that sort of cash once more.
Whether United would spend that sort of cash is unknown. It is believed that they’ve agreed to signal on-loan striker Odion Ighalo for £15m this summer time, so signing fellow Nigerian Osimhen as properly appears a little bit of a stretch.
A swap to Madrid would possibly make a bit of extra sense. The 13-time European champions are stated to be looking out for a brand new striker, with each Luka Jović and Mariano Díaz anticipated to depart after underwhelming seasons, so there could possibly be a spot open for Osimhen.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is on the high of tinheritor want record, whereas the likes of Inter’s Lautaro Martínez and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner are advised as potential options, however Osimhen could possibly be an ‘simpler’ choice.
Le10Sport declare that Osimhen could possibly be a alternative for Karim Benzema, however that is absolutely not the case. The Frenchman nonetheless bangs in objectives for enjoyable, so bringing in another person alongside him is definitely the higher concept.
United’s curiosity within the Nigerian is questionable, to say the least, so Real might have a free run at this one if they need.
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