Manchester United striker search: Why Victor Osimhen makes more sense than Harry Kane – Man United News And Transfer News
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In addition to the obvious difficulties in the midfield after Casemiro’s suspension, the head coach Erik ten Hager is also worried about the lack of goals in the frontcourt.
Only Marcus Rashford is in double figures with 27 goals so far this season, but he’s not at his best when playing in the back.
Strikers need next season
Loan signing Wout Weghorst has shown plenty of enthusiasm but little in terms of goals, while Anthony Martial has been injured all year round.
There is a clear need to strengthen the striker ahead of next season if United are to challenge on all four fronts and continue their rise under the Dutch boss.
Many names have been linked with the Red Devils, but most reports seem to point to a direct rivalry between Tottenham’s top scorer Harry Kane and Serie A top scorer Victor Osimhen.
The 20-time English league champion will not be taking a deal with either club lightly, as both clubs are notoriously difficult to negotiate and both could cost more than £100m.
Both deals have pros and cons.
Osimhen is a young player, but he may need time to adjust to the rigors of English football, while Kane will certainly work in the Premier League, but how long may be a question to watch.
Also, the price for the soon-to-be 30-year-old may prove to be a prohibitive factor.
Osimhen better choice
Reporter Steve Bates suggests give exercise Osimhen is a better fit for United in the long run, while detailing why he chose the Nigerian over the England captain.
“We all know Harry Kane scores goals. He’s captained England and his record as a striker is fantastic.
“But people might ask if his best years are behind him. He still has a lot to offer, I know. But he’s going to spend a lot of money from Tottenham and you can imagine that for a 30-year-old. Players, the money will be more than 125 million pounds.
“You don’t get anything in return. Would it be better to take him than a much younger player in Osimhen who is fit, athletic, strong, hungry and can score goals? We’ve seen that.”
The 23-cap Nigeria international has contributed more than 25 goals this season to Kane’s 23. But with the Englishman about to turn 30, it might make sense to take on the 24-year-old.
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