Manchester United are reportedly ‘on pole’ to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.
The Lowdown: Nunez links with Man Utd
New United manager Erik ten Hag is set to make a start on the club’s summer targets soon, and it looks as if a star striker is high on his wish list.
Benfica’s Darwin Nunez has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with recent reports suggesting that Ten Hag has made an ‘express request’ to sign the Uruguayan.
United are now ‘one of the best-placed clubs’ to land the 22-year-old striker this summer, but it looks as if another marquee forward could arrive in Osimhen.
The Latest: Osimhen transfer latest
They claimed that the Red Devils are currently ‘on pole’ to sign the Nigeria international, although Premier League rivals Newcastle United are also ‘ready to go crazy’ for the Napoli star.
A €90m (£76.8m) figure was mooted for the 23-year-old, who was labelled ‘highly unpredictable’ during his time at Wolfsburg.
How many signings do Man Utd need to make this summer?
The Verdict: Sign them both?
You could argue that United could do with signing both strikers this summer, with Edinson Cavani set to leave the club at the end of the season.
Nunez and Osimhen have both had outstanding seasons in front of goal, and with the former able to play out wide and in a deeper second striker role, they could both possibly find a spot in Ten Hag’s side.
However, the pair would come at a big cost, potentially more than £150m combined, a figure which is thought to be just about within Ten Hag’s budget.
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