Osimhen admits English ambitions and names Chelsea legend as his ...


Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, is aspiring to join Manchester United after rejecting Napoli’s lofty offer.

The Nigeria striker scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances this season. That form has brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But it was Napoli who moved first for the 21-year-old; the Serie A side striking a deal worth £50m this summer.

Osimhen flew to Naples to hold meetings with coach Gennaro Gattuso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“Victor went to Naples with his representatives,” his agent Osita Okolo told Calcio Napoli 24. “We talked and exchanged views on the city: the impressions were good, to tell you the truth.

“Victor isn’t always shy, although he would’ve preferred to make an important decision with less media exposure.

“After meeting De Laurentiis, Giuntoli and Gattuso, he told me he needed some time to make a decision, without any pressure.

“Later this week he was quoted not ‘interested’ to accept Napoli’s offer.”

However, Osimhen is yet to sign on the dotted line and is thought to be keen to see who else comes in for him.

According to the Daily Express, citing Football Italia, the striker feels pressured into joining Napoli and could yet steer clear. Furthermore, they claim he wants to move to the Premier League with Manchester United in his sights.

read also: Osimhen Still In Doubts Of Napoli Move

United recently struck a deal to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan until January 2021, but his return to China will leave an opening in their squad.

The Red Devils have relied on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood this season. Pundit Owen Hargreaves is now expecting big things.


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