Former Striker Andy Cole Sends Urgent Message to Manchester United Over Victor Osimhen

Former Striker Andy Cole Sends Urgent Message to Manchester United Over Victor Osimhen

  • Victor Osimhen has been linked with Manchester United as Andy Cole urges the Red Devils to sign the Nigerian
  • The Napoli striker is in the form of his life and has already scored 12 league goals this season
  • Cole, who won five Premier League titles with United, urged the Old Trafford side to go for Osimhen

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has urged the Old Trafford club to do everything in signing Victor Osimhen this summer.

The Nigerian international has been in scintillating form for Napoli this season, scoring 12 goals already in the Serie A so far.

His goals have helped the Partenopei to set their sights on the Scudetto which the club last won in 1990 during the time of Diego Maradona.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Manchester United, Andy Cole
Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move to Manchester United. Photo: Giuseppe Bellini
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United are in a desperate search for another striker after the club terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in December 2022.

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They have been linked with Osimhen, who is also on the radar of other clubs including Chelsea, Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Cole insisted that the 24-year-old would be an ideal addition to the Manchester United squad. He told Betway:

“It’s interesting that they’ve brought in somebody like this now because I’d thought he’d want a different profile in the summer.
“You want to be getting crosses into Weghorst, rather than getting him away in behind.
“I think Victor Osimhen at Napoli is very good and could be the long-term natural fit. The question is whether Napoli would be prepared to let him go.
“He’s rangy, got a good first touch, scores goals and is a decent size as well. I watched him play against Liverpool and he was more than prepared to link the play and then run in behind.”

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Napoli raise Osimhen's transfer fee

Sports Brief earlier reported that Italian giants Napoli have raised Victor Osimhen’s transfer free from €100million to €140million amid interests from a number of clubs.

The Nigerian international has an existing contract with Napoli until 2025, but is not planning to leave, until at least, the end of the season.

The Super Eagles striker, whose estimated market worth is approximately €70 million, joined the Italian team in 2020 for a sum of around €75 million.