Destination Old Trafford? as £70 million Manchester United target Osimhen urged to make summer move
Manchester United target Victor Osimhen has been urged by Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr to leave Lille this summer.
With the fact that Manchester United needing to delve into that transfer kitty during the summer transfer window in order to sign a few players that will improve the side, a new striker will surely be high up on the shopping list of the Red Devils.
And one name that has been linked with a move to old Trafford over the past few weeks, is that of Osimhen, the Lille star that is taking the French league by stor,
The 18-goal 21-year-old has also been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham – and Rohr believes that playing at a higher level will help his Super Eagles chances.
He told Le Quotidien du Foot: “Victor Osimhen, I think, will have a very big opportunity to go from Lille, perhaps in the Premier League, to a very, very big club.
“If we have players playing at a very high level for their clubs, our level at the Super Eagles would grow also.
“(But) if he is signing for a very big club – you have seen the clubs ready to buy him now – he is not so sure to play because there’s big competition for the starting places in the team.
“(Although) it would be better to play in a better club than Lille.”
Look, United have always had the best players and always sign the best players, so they need to get back into that habit again or they run the risk of falling even further behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
In regards to Osimhen, he is a very good long-term solution to their striking options, but he will need time to develop into the striker that Manchester United need right now.