Manchester United are in the hunt for Victor Osimhen -A Report from France: Victor Osimhen joined Lille in the summer of 2019 from Belgian side Charleroi and took the Number 7 shirt of Nicolas Pépé who left The Great Danes for Arsenal.
MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made Lille striker Victor Osimhen a “priority” signing ahead of the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old hotshot had scored 18 times in his 38 appearances before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Nigeria international quickly took to Ligue 1 like a duck to water and is now the main striker for the club.
French publication Le10 Sport claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have made getting the forward’s signature one of their priorities in the next transfer window.
According to that report, the Premier League giants feel Osimhen has “all the qualities” to succeed in England.
However, United could face competition from Real Madrid, who are also said to be circling.
The Galacticos are willing to offload Luka Jovic, who has failed to hit top form since his arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
And that could lead to a huge battle between the two for his services.
Osimhen still has over four years left on his contract at Lille, which means any interested suitors will have to fork out big to sign him.
The striker is expected to make the move to a bigger club either this summer or the next.