Victor Osimhen: Napoli Striker Sparks Manchester United Transfer Rumours With Social Media Activity

Victor Osimhen: Napoli Striker Sparks Manchester United Transfer Rumours With Social Media Activity

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen has given an indication he would prefer to join Manchester United
  • The striker is leading Napoli's charge to the Scudetto and is on many clubs' radars
  • Erik ten Hag and the Red Devils will be quite desperate to land a permanent striker

In-form Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has sparked some intense transfer rumours with his latest social media activity.

The Nigerian is on course to win the Serie A title with Napoli and bag the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award after a blistering season. He scored his 14th goal of the season in the Italian side's win over AS Roma on January 29.

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Victor Osimhen celebrates after scoring against AS Roma on January 29. Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto.
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The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and as it appears, he won't mind making the switch. Hawk-eyed fans spotted the 24-year-old liking a post on Instagram about the Red Devils.

The post was by popular publication 433, giving an update on the full-time score between United and Reading in the FA Cup tie played on January 28.

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A Casemiro brace inspired Erik ten Hag's men to a 3-1 win and progression to the next round.

Fans react to Osimhen's 'like'

Osimhen, through his Instagram handle, liked the post and triggered massive reactions from fans online.

@HoleySaint1 said:

"The Nigerian nightmare @victorosimhen9. Your defence is in trouble... Man Utd, sign him up!!"

@ManUnitedExtra said:

"Bring him to Old Trafford Man Utd. Would take him over Harry Kane in a heartbeat!"

Fitting Osimhen at Old Trafford

Ten Hag was desperate to land a new attacker during this transfer market, after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Marcus Rashford's impressive form has lifted the burden on the club, even as Antony Martial continues to struggle.

Osimhen would slot in right as the lead striker should United buy him in the summer. He is a classic centre-forward who can hold up play for his teammates, drag defenders away to create space, and finish off chances with minimal devilish touches, as evidenced against AS Roma.

He has been compared to Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba. Once he put the ball to his chest and turned a defender inside out, there was no stopping him.

Osimhen's current contract runs for another three years and United will have to dig deep to convince the Partenopei to sell.

Jose Mourinho warns Osimhen

Sports Brief also reported on AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho sending Osimhen a strong warning amid interest from English Premier League clubs.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United are among the major outfits linked with the 24-year-old Napoli striker.

Osimhen continued his blistering form in the Serie A, taking his tally to 14 after a sensational strike in the 2-1 win over Mourinho's Roma.

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