Odion Ighalo has advised his countryman, Victor Osimhen, as to which club he should join in the Premier League.
The former Red Devils striker has played in the English league. Therefore, he claimed that he knows the best club for the Naples central-forward.
Obviously, Osimhen is most likely to leave Napoli in the summer transfer window. Because many European giants are interested in him.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on him.
Recently, Victor Osimhen said that:
“I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League one day.
It’s a process, I just want to keep on this momentum, Serie A is one of the top five leagues in the world, and it’s an amazing feeling for me”.
The 24-year-old Nigerian international desires to play in the English league. As a result, Odion Ighalo has chosen to advise him on which side to join.
Osimhen has been performing impressively for Napoli this season since returning from injury, particularly in Serie A.
He recently won the February Player of the Month award from the Association of Italian Footballers (AIC), after scoring five goals in four games.
Also, he was named the Best Foreign Athlete in Italy in 2022. At the same time, he remains the best Nigerian in the league.
However, his scoring streak of 8 consecutive games came to an end against Lazio, failing to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.
The Real Madrid superstar remains the only player in Serie A to score in 11 consecutive matches.
Most goals in Europe’s top-5 leagues
- Erling Haaland – 27
- Victor Osimhen – 19
- Harry Kane – 18
- Robert Lewandowski – 15
- Ivan Toney – 15
Having seen how Osimhen is attracting interest from many top European clubs. Odion Ighalo believes he will do well in the Premier League.
Speaking of the English league, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are heavily involved in him, watching his situation with the Naples.
According to Calciomercato, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are preparing a huge amount to sign Victor in the summer.
The 24-year-old Nigerian striker grew up as a Chelsea’s fan, making Didier Drogba his football idol.
It’s claimed that Osimhen can comfortably replicate everything the Ivorian legend did at Stamford Bridge.
On the contrary, Odion Ighalo has a different perspective. He doesn’t believe the player suits the Blues’ style of play.
The Al Hilal striker believes he’s an ideal player for Manchester United, seeing him as a perfect partner for Marcus Rashford.
Odion Ighalo said:
“I think it’s a good fit. Having Osimhen and Rashford will cause any defender to panic.
If Osimhen asks me for my advice and what he should do, I would advise him to go join Manchester United because it’s the biggest club.
I think he would fit into Manchester United so well”, according to Sky Sports.
Is it possible for Victor Osimhen to join Manchester United?
Of course, central forwards like Osimhen always fit perfectly into Erik ten Hag’s style of play.
The Dutch gaffer likes to have a standard striker up front. And the Red Devils are expected to explore the transfer market in the summer.
United will be in dire need of a central forward next season. Because they wouldn’t want to rely on Anthony Martial and Rashford next campaign.
Wout Weghorst joined the Red Devils in the January transfer window, on loan from Burnley. Definitely, he will leave in June.
Therefore, they are most likely to break the bank for Victor Osimhen in the summer, beating Chelsea and others to get his signature.
Interestingly, the Glazers family are on the verge of selling Manchester United. And the Qatar billionaire, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, is leading the race.
He would definitely want to make a record signing, bringing Osimhen to Old Trafford. But he will face competition from other European teams.
Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo, who wants Victor to join the Red Devils, didn’t succeed at the club. He struggled mostly at Old Trafford.
Of course, he joined Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, making 12 appearances with 0 goals.
Nevertheless, he sees Victor Osimhen as an ideal striker for Erik ten Hag’s side, believing his combination with Marcus Rashford will be fire.
Watching his type of play of play he can fits well in the Arsenal team