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Italian agent reckons Manchester United will make ‘record bid’ for top forward

An estimated £110m release clause is what United or any other team who hope to sign one of Europe’s top marksman will have to part with to acquire him.

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Italian top agent Roberto De Fanti earlier today stated that he thinks Manchester United will definitely make a move for Napoli marksman Victor Osimhen.

The pacy Nigerian has been linked with lots of big money moves since his breakthrough season last year that saw him lift the Scudetto while winning Serie A’s golden boot.

The interest as mentioned by De Fanti is birthed from Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s desire to sign a top centre forward to partner with young Höjlund and assist in his development.

It is expected that Höjlund will be the only recognized striker left at Old Trafford after the summer, as Anthony Martial is almost assuredly on his way out after his contract expires in June.

As such, it is absolutely paramount that United sign another striker and if De Fanti is right, Osimhen is not too shabby an option.

“The truth is that United, above all, are looking for a centre-forward,” he told Teamtalk.

“Höjlund is doing reasonably well, but their new classic ‘number nine’ could be Osimhen.” De Fanti concluded.

Rasmus Höjlund has greatly improved in recent months after a very rough start to life at Old Trafford which saw him goalless in the Premier League till late December.

He has since been on fire and even recently won Premier League player of the month as recently as February and as such, a high profile, very expensive signing like Osimhen would not make perfect sense.

The 25-year-old recently committed to a new contract, but Aurelio De Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, has made it clear that Osimhen will be leaving if a team fulfils his new buyout clause.

An estimated £110m release clause is what United or any other team who hope to sign one of Europe’s top marksman will have to part with to acquire Osimhen.

 

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