Manchester United suffer a transfer blow in their pursuit of Harry Kane
This news will be a major disappointment for United, who are said to have made Napoli’s Victor Osimhen a target. The club will now have to consider alternative options as they look to strengthen their attacking line.
The London club has made it clear that they do not want to sell Kane to a rival club. The England captain has been one of the most consistent and prolific goalscorers in the Premier League, and his loss would be a significant blow to Tottenham’s attacking line.
The news of Tottenham’s stance on selling Kane is a reminder of the difficulties that United have encountered when dealing with the London club in the past. The club has bad memories of the deal that brought Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford from Tottenham.
Despite United’s disappointment, the club will have to move on and consider alternative options for their attacking line. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is one of the players that United is said to have made a target, and the Nigerian forward has been in impressive form this season.
However, it is unlikely that Osimhen will be a cheap option, with Napoli expected to demand a high fee for his services. United will also face competition from other top European clubs for the forward’s signature.
That said, Man United have been needing a solid number nine for quite some time now. As good as Marcus Rashford has been in that position this season, his home lies elsewhere and the Red Devils might need a new striker.
Osimhen has been the best striker in Serie A for probably the best team in the league. Luciano Spaletti is building something very special at Napoli. However, he will struggle to keep hold of Osimhen beyond this summer.
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It will be interesting to see who Man United go for as their preferred option in that role. It might be Osimhen but there are other fish in the sea that the Red Devils may consider.