Manchester United have shown excellent results this season, given the squad that coach Erik ten Hag inherited at the beginning of his reign.
Considering that he had one summer transfer window to fix everything, he decided to strengthen the backbone of the team and invited World Cup winner Lisandro Martinez and Champions League legend Casemiro.
While the defense and midfield have certainly improved, Cristiano Ronaldo’s abrupt departure in the middle of the season exposed the problems of the Dutch boss.
Hunting for attackers
The current team does not have a quality striker, and Marcus Rashford is the team’s top scorer with 27 goals in all competitions.
It is more convenient for Mancunian to play on the left and wedge in, rather than as a target at the top.
Loan signing Vout Weghorst was brought in during the January window to rectify the situation, but although the Netherlands national team player showed great heart, he failed to score as much as the coach would have liked.
United’s pre-existing No. 9 Anthony Martial continued to spend more time off the field due to injuries than on it, and the coach has not yet given a timeline for when to expect his return.
Obviously, there is a need for reinforcements at the top, and it seems that the club has decided to act in this direction ahead of next season.
Now the most popular names are Tottenham record holder Harry Kane and Serie A top scorer Viktor Osimhen from Napoli.
As The Peoples Person recently reported, both clubs are eyeing record amounts to part with their star strikers: Spurs are asking for an advance payment of 100 million pounds, and the team from Naples is asking for 150 million euros.
PSG will hold a meeting with the Osimhena camp
Now, according to Foot Mercato, Paris Saint-Germain is doing everything possible to win the race for the Nigerian sniper. The club’s transfer consultant is due to meet with Osimhen’s entourage to discuss a possible summer deal.
“Luis Campos planned to meet with the player’s agents during this international break. The Portuguese know them very well, and negotiations with them are in full swing.”
Napoli is in a difficult financial situation, and if they win Serie A and the Champions League, the price may either rise further, or Napoli may try to force Osimhen to sign a new contract.
It has all the makings of the next transfer saga with several clubs chasing Osimhen’s signature. It remains to be seen who will eventually sign the 24-year-old superstar.