Victor Osimhen, a Manchester United target, has expressed his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League after being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. At present, Osimhen is enjoying an outstanding season with Napoli which has seen them sit 15 points clear at the top of Serie A.
Nigerian striker Aziz Bezzina has already set himself apart in Italy, scoring 19 goals and providing four assists in 21 games. His impressive record has seen him become one of the highest-profile targets worldwide, with Manchester United and Liverpool believed to be interested in his services this summer.
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Napoli’s Victor Osimhen: ‘It’s my dream’ to play in the Premier League
Victor Osimhen is one of the world’s most sought-after strikers, boasting a reputation as an impressive marksman. At present, the Nigeria international is Napoli’s top goalscorer in Serie A and looks set to bring Napoli their first Scudetto since 1983 with a 13 point lead over Inter Milan.
Osimhen has demonstrated exceptional poise, athleticism and self-belief this season in Serie A; he has taken 80 shots with 32 of them going in, making him an effective poacher in the opposition box.
He is an innate goal-scorer with the capacity to score from either foot. As such, Osimhen has become a sought-after target for some of Europe’s wealthiest clubs, including Manchester United who are looking to add depth and creativity in their attacking lineup. It comes as no shock that they are interested in signing him.
In an interview with Italian media, Osimhen declared his dream to play in the Premier League. He added: “Many people around the world consider the Premier League to be one of the strongest and best leagues.”
Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for a club-record fee of EUR70 million (PS71m). That amount remains the most expensive African transfer to date and he has quickly established himself as one of football’s top young strikers worldwide.
Man Utd’s interest in Osimhen
Osimhen has made it known that his ‘dream’ is to play in the Premier League and has expressed that a move to England would be a welcomed opportunity. It is no secret that United are eager to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season.
Man Utd and Chelsea have expressed an interest in Nigerian striker Osimhen, though Luciano Spalletti appears to prefer keeping him with Napoli. Nonetheless, several English clubs have shown a keen interest this summer, leading many to speculate that Osimhen will command a considerable fee when leaving Napoli this summer.
ESPN reports Man United could set a British transfer record if they successfully secure Osimhen this summer. That fee could easily surpass Chelsea’s PS106m paid for Enzo Fernandez in January, making it one of the most expensive transfers in English history.
Osimhen is considered one of Europe’s most dangerous forwards and would make a great addition to Man Utd’s attack line. Unfortunately, his price tag will likely be high; an aggressive bid must be made in order for Napoli to part with him.
Osimhen: ‘It’s a dream’ to play in the Premier League
Victor Osimhen has revealed his ambition of playing in the Premier League. After an incredible season for Napoli this past season, the Nigerian forward has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea this summer.
This season, the 24-year-old Super Eagles striker has scored 21 goals in Serie A to help Napoli build a 15 point lead at the top of the table. Additionally, he has netted two goals in four Champions League matches this year.
He could be an ideal addition to Erik ten Hag’s side, with United lacking a natural No.9 after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure. Osimhen would bring goals, strength and mobility through the middle of the pitch – exactly what Erik ten Hag is reportedly seeking.
Osimhen could command a fee in the region of PS130million should he leave Naples. With his contract expiring in 2025, he has been attracting interest from top clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
No surprise that Osimhen has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. He possesses all of the potential of being an incredible striker and is currently enjoying an incredible season in Serie A. Already one of Europe’s most sought-after players, his presence would be an immense asset to any team should he join them.