According to reports from Matt Law of The Telegraph, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag would rather sign striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli than Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Osimhen is currently playing for Napoli.
It appears that Ten Hag has already made his recommendation to the higher-ups at the club, which will likely result in the Red Devils going after a marquee center forward during the subsequent transfer window.
Kane’s name has been mentioned in connection with a move to Old Trafford for a number of seasons, but according to Law, the England international does not fit the profile of the striker that the manager prefers. This has resulted in the transfer rumors surrounding Kane continuing.
In a perfect world, Ten Hag would like to acquire a more nimble forward like Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
The acquisition of Osimhen by Manchester United would be a fantastic move.This season for Napoli, Osimhen has been playing at an extremely high level. The Nigerian superstar has only made 18 total appearances across all competitions, but he has already racked up 13 goals and four assists.
The striker has been absolutely crucial in the club’s efforts to win the Serie A championship for the first time in 32 years. It is highly unlikely that Napoli will consider any offers for him during the current window for player transfers.
Because of this, Manchester United won’t be able to sign him until the summer. Osimhen possesses every quality necessary to be successful in the Premier League. He has good speed, is skilled at dribbling, and also has a presence in the box both aerially and on the ground.
This would be a much better signing than Kane, who will be 30 by the summer and may show signs of slowing down in the years to come. At the age of 24, he is just entering the prime of his playing career and would be an excellent replacement for Kane.
This season, it has taken Kane an average of 120 minutes to contribute to a goal, while Osimhen has fared much better, scoring a goal or assisting on a goal every 79 minutes despite missing a month of action due to injury.
This summer, the Nigerian will command a hefty fee of approximately 131 million dollars, which may seem like a lot of money, but it would be money well spent. United requires a striker who can contribute to the team’s success over the course of the next ten years.