£54million forward interested in securing Manchester United move – Report

Osimhen Nigeria and Lille forward

If reports in the media are anything to go by then Victor Osimhen was heading to join Napoli but the latest update coming from Italy suggests that the Nigerian is interested in signing for Manchester United.

Few days back, La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via Paisley Gates) claimed that the £54million-rated forward wanted to move to the Naples based club to play regular first team football.

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However, as per an exclusive story covered by Football Italia today, the 21-year-old striker will reject a move to the San Paolo outfit because he prefers to move to the Premier League.

The Italian source have mentioned that the youngster is waiting for Manchester United or Arsenal to move to secure his signature.

Osimhen directly contributed in 18 goals (13 goals and 5 assists) for Lille in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season that was concluded based on points per game back in April. In all competitions, the African starlet found the net 18 times and provided 6 assists in 33 starts for the French side.

He won the African Youth Player of the Year prize back in 2015 and has already scored 4 times in 8 appearances for the senior national side.

As far as our strike-force is concerned, we have not replaced Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku as yet and Solskjaer has utilized Martial in the No.9 role despite the fact that the French international is not a natural striker.

The former Monaco man was highly inconsistent before the suspension of football, however, he has netted 4 goals in as many league games since the return of the PL. Still, a proper out and out center forward should be lured in the summer transfer window.

Back in March, Le10Sport revealed that Victor Osimhen is a priority target for Man United. In your view, should Solskjaer splash £54million to secure his signing?

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