Victor Osimhen

Manchester United are keen on bringing Victor Osimhen to Old Trafford next summer. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the 23-year-old Napoli star features on a dossier of centre-forwards compiled by Erik ten Hag and senior members of the recruitment team.

Osimhen is the top scorer in Serie A and has eight goals for Napoli, who are eight points clear at the top of the Italian league. He appeals to United as he has thrived in two of the major European leagues, having played in Ligue 1 with Lille prior to his €80m transfer to Napoli in 2020.

Didier Drogba, the former Chelsea striker, is a huge fan of Osimhen judging by his past comments.

One incident in particular caught his attention. During Napoli’s Champions League clash with Ajax last month, Osimhen allowed a fellow teammate to take a penalty rather than add to his own tally.

Taking to Twitter, Drogba wrote: “That’s a complete striker. Unselfishness… The real meaning of ‘win as A TEAM’!!!!”

Drogba is not the first and is unlikely to be the last prominent pundit to be impressed by the Nigeria international. If his current run of goalscoring form continues then United are likely to face far more competition for his signature.

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