Victor Osimhen’s next move will be a large sum of money, as the clubs are already counting on signing in the summer.
Despite the fact that the January transfer window closes only at the beginning of the week, clubs are already switching their attention to the next one.
One of the main tasks of Erik ten Hag in the summer will be to find a long-term solution in the role of striker.
Harry Kane was seen as a target that the manager wants to bring to the club, but Osimhen was the favorite.
According to ESPN, Manchester United and other contenders such as Paris Saint-Germain will have to pay at least 100 million euros (89 million pounds) for the Napoli striker.
The publication says that this comes from “a source who knows the player’s score.”
Given that several recent reports have mentioned figures ranging from 120 to 150 million euros, the source’s figure will be a welcome sign for United that Napoli’s demands are not as excessive as it was thought.
It is also worth noting that he has only two years left on his contract, which may put some pressure on the Italian club.
Woot Weghorst joined United on loan last month, but is not expected to be a long-term solution for Ten Hag.
Osimhen has become one of Europe’s most wanted footballers after impressive performances in Serie A this season.
He scored 15 goals in 20 matches in all competitions and became a bright spark for the team that currently occupies the first place.
Considering the sums paid for players like Anthony, Darwin Nunez and Enzo Fernandez over the past six months, 100 million euros for Osimhen will not be an unreasonable figure.