Man United poised to launch summer bid for Osimhen as striking desperation sets in

MANCHESTER United are planning to step up their quest for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen in the summer as the club continues its desperate search for reinforcements upfront in a bid to revive its fortunes.


Currently sitting in third place in the English Premier League, Manchester United have no hope of challenging the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City for the title this season. With 50 points from 26 games, Manchester united are some 11 points behind Manchester City who are in second place with 61 points.


One of the big probl3ems Man United face is that they lack the requisite firepower upfront as they have only scored 41 goals this season, compared with the 67 of Manchester City and the 62 of Arsenal. Hoping to address this problem, Man United are looking to bring red-hot Osimhen to Old Trafford next season.


Osimhen once rejected a chance to join the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but this time around, the clubs is planning to pull out all the stops to secure his services. This season, Osimhen has scored 23 times in 28 matches in all competitions for his club Napoli, adding another two goals to his tally in the midweek Champions League triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt.


This means his price tag is likely to exceed the £100m mark and should Man United launch a mega-money swoop for his services, it would hand Osimhen the chance to finally fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League. Back in 2020, Osimhen's brother Andrew claimed the striker had the chance to join Man United during his time with Lille but he rejected the offer out of respect for his close friend Odion Ighalo.


Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, however, is confident that he will be able to retain the services of both Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia come the end of the summer transfer window. Osimhen's current Napoli contract does not contain a release clause, meaning any clubs interested in buying him will have to participate in negotiations with the Italian giants.