Liverpool and Man Utd eye 23-year-old, club could demand 100m euros


Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been on the radar of Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester United.

A report by Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t SportWitness) claims the 23-year-old has been watched by both Premier League clubs but would cost a premium.

Apparently, Napoli could demand a fee of around €100m for the player.

Osimhen has been a great signing for Napoli and it’s no surprise the Italian giants aren’t willing to let him go for a nominal fee. It remains to be seen whether his suitors are willing to step in and pay the asking price for him.

The Nigeria international scored 28 goals in his last two seasons with the Italian club and he has netted 10 goals in all competitions this term. Liverpool and Manchester United could use a reliable striker like him in their ranks.

Liverpool haven’t replaced Sadio Mane since the Senegal international’s departure and Osimhen could be an attractive alternative. That said, they have Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah at their disposal and the trio should be the first choice of the front three when fit.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are heavily dependent on Marcus Rashford and could use more depth in the side. Osimhen can function as a wide striker as well as a centre-forward. His versatility will also give Erik ten Hag some tactical flexibility.

However, the asking price remains a major hurdle for any club looking to sign him.


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