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Manchester United: Victor Osimhen heads striker shortlist

Manchester United: Victor Osimhen heads striker shortlist - Manchester United News

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is at the top of Manchester United‘s striker shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window, a new report has revealed.

The Lowdown: Constant Osimhen links

United’s attacking shortcomings were highlighted painfully on Sunday afternoon, with Wout Weghorst offering very little in the 7-0 defeat away to Liverpool.

It seems clear that the club want to sign a new striker in the summer and Osimhen is someone who has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old is enjoying a superb season for Napoli, scoring 19 goals in Serie A and helping them build a 15-point lead at the top of the table.

The Latest: New update emerges

According to Football Insider, Osimhen is ‘top of a four-man striker shortlist’ at Old Trafford ahead of the end of the season.

Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham and Benjamin Sesko are also name-checked as the other three players, but it appears as though the Napoli talisman is their preferred choice.

The Verdict: Could be a game-changer

Osimhen is exactly what United could do with ahead of next season, with Weghorst only at the club until the summer and no goals coming his way in seven Premier League appearances.

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The Nigerian is someone who has been unplayable at times in 2022/23 – Gianfranco Zola has called him ‘devastating’ – combining speed, power and a ruthless eye for goal.

Osimhen certainly wouldn’t join United on the cheap but he would be a long-term signing who could transform United’s attack, proving to be the perfect foil for wide men such as Marcus Rashford and Antony.

Not dissimilar to Erling Haaland in terms of style, the 15-goal Nigeria international has all the attributes to be a big success in England, taking the Red Devils up a gear in the process.

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