It is expected that the Manchester United It’s the PSG payer of a transfer fee of at least 100 million euros (556 million reais) if they want to win the race to sign the striker from Naples Victor Osimhen during the summer transfer window, a source with knowledge of the player’s valuation says ESPN.
Osimhen, 24, is set to receive more searches in Europe this season than he should for Napoli’s career quest for a maiden league title. a league since 1990. The Nigerian has scored 15 goals in 20 games in all competitions and, with 14 goals for Italy, he is two clear of Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman in the pursuit of the Capocannoniere award as Serie A’s top scorer.
Com Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Darwin Nunez (liverpool) and Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) moving to their current clubs last summer, Osimhen has become the best option for clubs looking to strengthen their attacking options for next season.
sources say ESPN last month that United were also considering signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, and Benjamin Sesko, from FC Salzburg. O attacker there juventusDusan Vlahovic could become an option if the Italian club are forced to sell the Serb, who was also signed for 70 million euros from Fiorentina in January 2022, due to the financial impact of the 15-point deduction for irregularities funders. But Osimhen’s run at Napoli this season has seen United and PSG place the striker at the top of their list of priority targets.
A source said ESPN that Napoli are not parting ways with Osimhen for less than €100m, however, and that the prospect of United and PSG summing up a series of efforts to sign the player has raised the possibility of an even higher fee . Osimhen still has two years left on his contract at Napoli, having joined the club for €70m from Lille in 2020.
sources say ESPN last month United agreed a six-month loan deal for Dutch Burnley striker Wout Weghorst to avoid committing to an 18-month deal with a permanent signing, thus allowing the club to be free to pursue a top-class player. The striker’s coach, Erik ten Hag, has identified him as a priority this summer.