Man United will be 'expected to pay at least £90m for Victor Osimhen'

Manchester United will be ‘expected to pay at least £90m to sign in-demand Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer’ with Erik ten Hag to face competition from PSG in his bid to finally land a world class striker

  • Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is currently the top scorer in Serie A with 14 goals 
  • Manchester United are thought to be interested in the Nigerian alongside PSG
  • The two clubs will have to pay a significant fee to sign Osimhen this summer  

Manchester United will have to pay at least £90million if they are to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports. 

United will be looking to land a forward in the summer transfer window, with Burnley’s Wout Weghorst having been brought in on loan as a stop gap following the acrimonious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Osimhen is currently one of the most sought-after strikers following his fine form for Napoli and interested clubs will have to pay a significant fee to land him this summer. 

According to ESPN, he will cost Erik ten Hag’s United at least £90m, with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain also thought to be interested.  

Osimhen has been a vital part of Napoli’s success story this season, with the Nigerian international helping to take the club 13 points clear at the top of Serie A.

Man United will have to pay at least £90m if they are to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen

The Nigerian netted a ferocious volley versus Roma in their Serie A match last weekend 

The 24-year-old leads the goalscoring charts in the league this season with 14 goals, including a thunderbolt volley in last weekend’s win over Roma. 

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for £62.4m, with 43 goals in 82 appearances across all competitions since. 

His contract with Luciano Spalletti’s side expires in 2025 and talks over a new deal are thought to not have taken place yet. 

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will be in the market for a new striker this summer 

Spalletti described Osimhen as ‘the complete package’ after his goal against Roma, which was cancelled out by Stephan El Shaarawy before Giovanni Simeone’s late winner. 

He said: ‘There is everything in that goal, technical quality, character to juggle the ball between two defenders, then he hit this rocket into the net, as he really has got a cannon for a foot. 

‘He has physical strength, accepts the challenge, tracks back to help, is good in the air. He is the complete package.’

Osimhen will seek to add to his goal tally this season when he returns to action against Spezia on Sunday.  

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