Diaspora, Africa – (African Boulevard News) – Manchester United’s search for a striker could be hampered by their pursuit of a £70 million-priced Inter Milan player. Victor Osimhen has been on the Man United list for a while, but the club’s interest in the Italian forward has raised questions about their pursuit of Osimhen.
According to reports, Man United has been monitoring Osimhen’s progress for some time and could make a bid for the Nigerian international. However, the club’s interest in Romelu Lukaku could jeopardize Osimhen’s transfer to Old Trafford.
Lukaku has been struggling for goals since moving to Inter Milan from Manchester United, scoring only six goals in 21 appearances in his debut season. Despite his poor goal-scoring record, Inter Milan values him at £70 million, which could go up if more clubs show interest in the Belgian striker.
If Manchester United decides to go for Lukaku, they would have to pay a considerable sum of money, which could affect their transfer budget and make it difficult for them to sign a backup striker like Osimhen.
However, some experts believe that Manchester United should still prioritize the signing of Victor Osimhen as they need a backup striker who can compete with Anthony Martial for the starting spot. Osimhen has been performing well for Lille in France and could bring a new dimension to Manchester United’s attack.
Former Nigeria international, Etim Esin, has urged United’s coach, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to sign Osimhen instead of focusing on Lukaku. Esin believes that Osimhen has the skills, pace, and goal-scoring ability to thrive at Manchester United.
In conclusion, Manchester United’s pursuit of a £70 million-priced Inter Milan player could hamper their efforts to sign Victor Osimhen. However, experts believe that Manchester United should still go for Osimhen as they need a backup striker who can compete with Anthony Martial for the starting spot. It remains to be seen what Manchester United’s next move will be in their search for a striker.