ENGLISH Premier League side Manchester United have put in an whopping €100m bid for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen with a bid to luring him away from Napoli this summer according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Osimhen, 23, is presently the most expensive African transfer after his €80m move to Napoli from Lille two years ago. He has been linked to several top clubs in Europe after another decent season in Italy’s Serie A where he has scored 12 goals in 19 league starts this season.
Apart from winning six penalties and averaging an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.12 for Napoli in the league, he has also scored four times in the Europa League. This string of consistent and reliable performances has led to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle United expressing an interest in the striker.
According to the reports, Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has held a secret meeting with Victor Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda at the Castel Volturno to discuss the offer. Napoli does not consider Osimhen non-transferable and it is believed the Super Eagles star favours a Premier League switch.
Arsenal and Newcastle United are among the English clubs interested in Osimhen, with the Magpies possessing the financial strength to battle with Man United for Osimhen’s signature. Osimhen has 16 goals in all competitions for Napoli despite his many injuries and suspensions.