Newcastle United had €100 million bid rejected for Manchester United target Victor Osimhen
Napoli rejected a €100 million bid from Premier League outfit Newcastle United for Manchester United target Victor Osimhen, according to Il Corriere dello Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News).
In a previous transfer window, the Magpies were looking to bring the Nigeria international to the English top flight. However, the Serie A giants had no intention of parting ways with their striker.
The Red Devils are expected to pursue a world-class number nine next summer. Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has been identified as the top target. However, Spurs are reluctant to sell their talisman.
As a result, the Old Trafford side could turn their attention to Osimhen. The 24-year-old is attracting interest from a number of sides around Europe. But the Naples-based club plan to keep the Nigerian in Italy.
Newcastle are flying high in the English top flight this season. Eddie Howe’s team are in the running for a spot in the top four. The Magpies signed Alexander Isak last summer. They also have Callum Wilson in their ranks.
As for United, Erik ten Hag has had to rely on Marcus Rashford in the current campaign to find the back of the net consistently. Other forward’s in the team have not contributed as much in the final third.
Osimhen has been ruthless in front of goal for Napoli this term. Luciano Spalletti’s team are on course to lift the Serie A title after over three decades. The Nigerian has scored 21 times and has provided five assists in 23 appearances in the league for the Partenopei.
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The 24-year-old has showcased his prolificity over the last few months. Hopefully, the Old Trafford side will be able to compel the Italian outfit, unlike Newcastle, to sell their striker next summer.