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Manchester United in race to sign top Serie A marksman

The two European giants are not the only clubs interested in his signature, with other clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal interested as well. 

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According to The Independent, Manchester United are one of the favourites to sign Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian is already one of the most enticing forward prospects in all of Europe. At only 25, he is still relatively young and has cemented himself as one of Europe’s biggest stories with an astonishing release clause of 100 million euros.

Manchester United and PSG have emerged as early favourites to land the Napoli star’s signature.  It certainly is a surprise that he didn’t secure a move away from Naples last summer especially after the season he had and all the hype around a potential transfer.

The two European giants are not the only clubs interested in his signature, with other clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal interested as well.

PSG makes the strongest case, with their destroyer-in-chief Kylian Mbappé set to depart the Parisian club after 6 years defending their badge. That Mbappé-shaped hole will be near-impossible to fill for PSG, but a lethal striker like Osihmen will do just fine.

Most of PSG’s senior figures are leaning towards committing to trusting youth and the club’s youth system that produced players like Presnel Kimpembe and Bayern’s Kingsley Coman. Be that as it may, there is still a sort of expectation for a top club like Paris to attract and sign big names in Europe, and Osihmen fits the bill perfectly.

The Nigerian striker is a nightmare for defenders with his incessant pressing, which fits perfectly into coach Luis Enrique’s philosophy.

United’s case on the other hand is built on Sir Jim’s take-over and rebuild. There is a huge focus on overhauls, even in executive positions, with the CEO and football directors already replaced. The overhaul in approach will certainly include intelligent purchases, and an Osihmen grab would be fantastic.

Osihmen ticks all the boxes for a United forward: fast, excellent hold up play, great in the air and his most important attribute, relentless pressing. A combination of him and Höjlund upfront would create a kind of chaos Premier League managers and defenders certainly wouldn’t look forward to.

It is still March, but this already smells of a fantastic transfer saga come August.

 

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