Erik ten Hag is scouting the market for a prolific striker as Manchester United are desperately in need of an additional goalscorer as the heavy reliance on Marcus Rashford could make life difficult for the Dutch boss next season, especially with Champions League football.
The 25-year-old has been on incredible form this season, scoring 25 goals and providing 9 assists in 42 appearances for the Red Devils, but as a traditional winger, Ten Hag doesn’t want to convert the English international into a striker and would rather bring in an additional goalscorer in the summer transfer window.
It was recently revealed that the Manchester side have shortlisted four strikers for the summer with Tottenham Hotspur‘s Harry Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen leading the race. RB Salzburg youngster Benjamin Sesko remains a cheaper alternative while AS Roma’s Tammy Abraham is also being linked.
Manchester United set conditions for Victor Osimhen deal
According to Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United are not keen on signing England skipper Harry Kane and have set their sight on securing Osimhen in the summer. The 24-year-old has been on exwecellent form this season, scoring 23 goals and providing 5 assists in 28 appearances across all competitions for the Italian giants who currently sit on top of the Serie A table, 18 points ahead of second place Inter.
With the Nigerian international’s contract expiring in June, 2025, United have identified the prolific goalscorer as the ideal striker to sign but aren’t ready to match Napoli’s demanded transfer fee of €150 million for their superstar. The Sun (via CalcioMercato) reports that the Premier League giants will not go beyond €100 million despite Erik ten Hag’s desire to bring the Nigerian to Old Trafford. It remains to be seen whether the Italian giants will want to sell him for less than their asking price.
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