Leny Yoro Man United Old Trafford
Man United Old Trafford

According to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United are genuinely interested in signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane and some reports have suggested that they are planning to make a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani as well.

However, Florian is of the view that Victor Osimhen is ranked higher on United’s transfer wishlist for the summer, despite him being wanted by Chelsea, Man City and also PSG.

He said on Sky Germany: “Manchester United really want him. We’re hearing that he’s also ranked higher than Kolo Muani internally.

“He’s a unique player, a prototype of the new player, fast, and he moves a lot. I think he has become a striker with an important profile. He knows how to move and manage himself in the match.”

It’s pretty clear that Manchester United are desperate to bring in a new centre-forward during the summer which is why they are exploring each and every possible avenue. Ronaldo’s gone, Weghorst is a loanee and ETH is planning to sell Anthony Martial.

If United try hard enough someone like Kane or Muani can be signed by them but Victor Osimhen is the talk of the town this season so landing him will be no walk in the park.

Chelsea are planning to offer Christian Pulisic in a deal for Osimhen while PSG have plans to outbid all the other suitors. The Blues have no plans to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club so like Manchester United, they also need a new world-class centre-forward.

Man City are probably the only team who do not have any immediate need for a striker because Erling Haaland has been a sensation this season.

PSG will definitely try and fight for the Nigerian international but Victor Osimhen dreams of playing in England so in the end, one of the Premier League clubs could be the one to land him during the summer.

“I think playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for me,” he said last month, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league but now I’m in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A.

“I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day but like I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.”

The 24-year-old’s current contract with Napoli expires in 2025 and even though the Italians would love to hold onto him for one more season, a fee of around £130 million should be enough to trigger a sale.