After Victor Osimhen brace against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
He has decided to clear the air as regards his move to Stamford Bridge in next summer’s transfer window.
According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports, he confirmed that the Red Devils have many strikers on their radar.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani is on the club’s list, speaking of their central forward targets for the next campaign.
However, Osimhen is seen as a bigger priority, meaning they will face competition from Chelsea, PSG, and others.
The 24-year-old Nigerian striker recently confirmed his desire to play in the Premier League.
Even though Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are heavily linked to him. He’s most likely to end up in the English league.
Anthony Martial is most likely to leave Old Trafford next season, because he’s not getting enough playing time.
At the same time, Wout Weghorst will head back to Burnley, as he joined the Red Devils on loan in January.
Therefore, Manchester United are expected to hold their ground on signing the Nigerian international.
Meanwhile, they also have Tottenham’s Harry Kane on their radar. But Erik ten Hag prefers the Naples striker due to his style.
Nevertheless, Victor Osimhen has chosen to speak as regards his move to Old Trafford next campaign.
He told Sport:
“I don’t know what the future holds. At the end of the season, I will sit down with my agents and discuss. I will also be in talks with Napoli”
“I am incredibly grateful to Napoli. We’ll find a good solution together”.
Obviously, the 24-year-old central forward has already made up his mind to move to the Premier League in 2023-2024.
However, he would have to choose between Manchester United and Chelsea. Even though the Blues’ Didier Drogba is his football idol.
Despite the fact that Napoli may not want to let him in next summer’s transfer window. Victor says, he will find a solution with the Naples.
Erik ten Hag is an elite manager, having won the Carabao Cup for the Red Devils, and currently playing in the UEFA Europa League.
Therefore, giving him enough reinforcements in 2023-2024, he will definitely take the club to the next level.
Can Victor Osimhen succeed at Manchester United?
According to WhoScored, the Nigerian international has been able to register 11 goal contributions in his last 10 games in all competitions.
Statistically, that’s enough to determine whether he will establish himself at Old Trafford or not.
Just like Chelsea, the Red Devils haven’t been able to sign any successful strikers for years. Romelu Lukaku and Odion Ighalo struggled at the club.
Because of their No.9 woes, they brought Cristiano Ronaldo back. However, it didn’t end well for the Portuguese magnifico.
Potential-wise, Osimhen is a complete forward, a different striker. Which means, he has the ability to succeed at Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag prefers Victor to Harry Kane, because he wants a standard No.9, a box finisher.
Manchester United are now making many direct passes under the Dutch manager. So, it would be easy to locate the Nigerian.
Osimhen averages 6.25 touches inside the opponent’s box per 90 minutes. Definitely, he will shine under the gaffer.
Napoli may be forced to let Victor leave next season. However, they are expected to place more than €100 million on him.