Andy Cole believes Napoli striker Victor Osimhen “very good” long-term option for Manchester United
Manchester United icon Andy Cole believes Napoli star Victor Osimhen would be a “very good” long-term option for the club going forward.
The Red Devils are one of several clubs interested in the Nigeria international. Apart from the Old Trafford side, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Newcastle United have also been linked with the 24-year-old.
Speaking to Betway (h/t Metro), Cole, who spent six years playing as a striker at United, would like to see the Red Devils beat the Gunners and the Magpies to Osimhen’s signature.
“I think Victor Osimhen at Napoli is very good and could be the long-term natural fit. The question is whether Napoli would be prepared to let him go. He’s rangy, got a good first touch, scores goals and is a decent size as well.”
The 24-year-old signed for the Serie A outfit in the summer of 2020 from French outfit LOSC Lille. He has been prolific ever since joining the Partenopei.
In the current campaign, the striker has been especially pivotal for the Naples-based club. Luciano Spalleti’s team are on top of the league at the moment. They recently made a statement by beating Juventus 5-1, with the Nigerian getting on the scoresheet twice.
United lost Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this season. The Red Devils have gone on to sign Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley in the ongoing transfer window.
The 30-year-old is evidently seen as a short-term replacement for the Portuguese icon in the squad. Erik ten Hag gave the Holland international his debut against Crystal Place in our previous fixture.
We have relied heavily on Marcus Rashford to get us goals in the current campaign. Anthony Martial has not been available as much for the Dutch manager to rely on.
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Thus, the Old Trafford side seemingly need to bolster the forward line with an out-and-out striker. Osimhen is still relatively young and has shown his quality in some of the top leagues. But it remains to be seen whether we will sign him next summer.