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United, PSG frontrunners in Victor Osimhen’s pursuit

United, PSG frontrunners in Victor Osimhen’s pursuit

Manchester United and PSG have emerged as frontrunners in the pursuit of Napoli and Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen has caught the eye of several clubs across Europe after helping Napoli win the Italian Serie A for the first time in 30 years, scoring 26 goals to top the goals chart.

According to UK Independent, both United and PSG want to make a statement in the summer transfer window and they see Osimhen as their ideal target.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s takeover of control at Old Trafford with his minority stake is already seeing a huge focus on recruitment, with the club keen to completely overhaul their approach.

“While the move will be to more intelligent and forward-thinking purchases, there is an awareness of the value of a certain profile of player from time to time and Osimhen is viewed as fitting into both categories due to his age at 25 years old and tactical variety.

“PSG are meanwhile considering their options with Kylian Mbappe virtually certain to go to Real Madrid in the summer. While senior figures at PSG are insistent they are committed to a new ideology based around the club’s youth system, there is similarly an awareness that a certain clout is needed to complement that. Osimhen’s game would fit into that, facilitating the frenetic pressing style that Luis Enrique wants,” The Independent said.

Osimhen recently extended his Napoli contract until 2026 with a release clause rumoured to be around €120m

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