Napoli Disclose Transfer Stance On Victor Osimhen Amid Manchester United Interest

Napoli Disclose Transfer Stance On Victor Osimhen Amid Manchester United Interest

The Nigerian has managed to come up the ranks whenever United sit to talk about transfer targets with Napoli now disclosed their stance.

Manchester United will be looking to add more force to their attacking line when the January transfer window open amid likely Cristiano Ronaldo departure.

The Red Devils have been greatly impressed by Napoli striker who has thrived in the Serie A since joining from the Lille for a club-record fee of $80m plus add-ons.

Relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag grew worse when the Portuguese left the Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur. Although the manager assured to have strengthened things with the player, it’s understood that a January exit is very likely.

Erik ten Hag works more with younger talents and that explains why he preferred leaving Ronaldo on the bench but ever since their saga, the 5-time Balon d’Or winner hasn’t been just a starter but also played full 90mins of all the games.

Manchester United’s interest in Victor Osimhen is likely to create a swap deal for both sides following Napoli’s rumored interest in Ronaldo.

However, Napoli would rather settle for cash than a swap deal after placing a price tag in excess of $100m on Victor Osimhen.

The 23-year-old is ranked among lethal finishers in Europe, netting 8 Serie A goals in 10 games so far this season. He ended last season with 14 Serie A goals from 27 appearances for Gli Azzuri.

Man United may be ready to spend the cash on Osimhen considering the fact that he isn’t going to be a record signing but they must be ready to face the challenges with Chelsea already considering a move for the striker as well.

Napoli have on the other disclosed that they will now be ready to entertain offers for Victor Osimhen due to the arrival of Giovanni Simeone who they signed as a backup should Osimhen leave.

Osimhen has a healthy contract with Napoli (until 2025) and any deal that would see him leave won’t be a cheap one as Napoli aren’t in a haste to sell.

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