Manchester United prioritise summer move for Lille goalscorer Victor Osimhen

This could be the striker Manchester United will try to sign in the summer.

According to Le10 Sport, as cited by the Daily Star, United have prioritised a summer move for Lille goalscorer Victor Osimhen.

The 21-year-old is also said to be attracting interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid.

The report adds that Osimhen’s current deal still has 4 years left on it, meaning Lille are in a position to demand a significant fee.

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Osimhen joined Lille last summer and has already established himself as one of Europe’s most promising strikers in less than a full season with the French side.

This season the Nigerian centre-forward scored 18 goals and registered 6 assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

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Fellow countryman Odion Ighalo arrived at United in January on loan and was an instant hit. It wouldn’t surprise us if he was offered a permanent deal due to the lack of striking options still in the squad.

Next season we could have two Nigerians in the side, after Ighalo became the first Nigerian to play for United not long ago.

These are early days for Osimhen and United as far as we’re concerned. In fact, this is the first we’ve heard about a potential transfer, and we’ll wait until some bigger populations run it in the UK simply because that’s where we know which hacks are most reliable.

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