Victor Osimhen: Man United Coach ten Hag Prefers the Nigerian to Kane

Victor Osimhen: Man United Coach ten Hag Prefers the Nigerian to Kane

  • Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane have both emerged as summer targets for Man United
  • Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is said to be more interested in signing the Nigerian striker
  • Osimhen has turned himself into a goalscoring machine for Napoli after netting 16 times

Erik Ten Hag, who is the manager of Premier League side Manchester United, has reportedly backed his chiefs at Old Trafford to sign Nigeria and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen.

The Serie A star and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane have been linked with move to Old Trafford, but the Red Devils gaffer reportedly has more interest in the Super Eagles star.

So far this season in the Serie A, Osimhen has been in incredible form for Napoli, with the Nigerian registering 16 goals already and on form to score even more.

Victor Osimhen, Kane, Ten Hag, Man United, Napoli
Victor Osimhen is reportedly the preferred target for Man United boss, Erik ten Hag. Photo by Ivan Romano.
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Kane on the other hand, has scored 17 goals for Spurs in the Premier League this term.

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According to the report by Complete Sports, the Dutch coach is a fan of Osimhen and would love to have him in his squad for next season.

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Even though Napoli boss, Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it clear that their star striker is not for sale in the summer, Man United chiefs could offer the Serie A leaders mega money for the Nigerian's signature.

The Red Devils are currently occupying third position on the Premier League table, with 42 points after 21 games.

Ten Hag and his wards are eight points behind Arsenal, who are topping the standings.

De Laurentiis speaks on Osimhen

Sports Brief also reported on how De Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, laughed at the many clubs said to be interested in signing of star striker, Osimhen in the summer window.

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The Nigerian has been the lantern in Napoli's darkness so far this season, having already registered 16 league goals to help his cub to the top of the standings.

Osimhen's impressive performances this season have attracted interest from clubs like Man United, Chelsea and Spurs, who are reportedly planning to make offers at the end of the season.