Manchester United’s hopes of signing Victor Osimune have been boosted as Napoli have begun the search for a replacement.
This is according to Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia, who earlier tweeted:
“Youssef El Nesry of Sevilla and Jonathan David of Lille, two strikers followed by @sscnapoli and finally behind @victorosimhen9.”
— Paul Bargiggia (@Paolo_Bargiggia) November 23, 2022
Manchester United are in desperate need of a new striker and the situation has been exacerbated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s sacking following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
With Anthony Martial struggling with his fitness all season, Eric ten Hager has often been forced to play in Marcus Rashford’s attacking midfield.
Osimhen is said to be high on United’s list of potential strikers, and as People’s Daily reported last week, the Nigerian could be targeted as early as January, although the club typically prefers to make major summer acquisitions.
With Napoli seemingly stepping up their plans to replace him, it appears that the Gurley Azzurri are gearing up for an early bid.
Ernesri could offer a cheap option for the Serie A side as he finds himself out of favor at Sevilla with just two La Liga appearances this season.
Jonathan David has been linked with Manchester United, as well as a host of other Premier League clubs, but a move to Napoli might make more sense at this stage in the Canadian’s career.
Meanwhile, Osimhen looks set for promotion to the Premier League. He has scored nine goals and made 11 appearances, making him the top scorer in Serie A so far this season.
With two assists, he is involved in a goal approximately every 82 minutes in the league. The Ten Witches would appreciate this injection of attack power into his squad.
His energy and extraordinary pressing intensity make him one of the few defenders and he certainly has the potential to lead the way at Old Trafford.
Prices are reported to be around £60million, with a January move likely to happen under the right circumstances.