MANCHESTER United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly made the signing of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen a main summer priority as part of a plan to pair him and compatriot Odion Ighalo in attack.
In what would be an audacious plan, Solksjaer is keen on prising Osimhen away from Lille at the end of the season and then signing Ighalo on a long term deal. He then plans to field an all-Nigerian attack force that would see the duo play alongside Marcus Rashford, in the hope that this could clinch the English Premier League title.
According to French publication Le10 Sport, Manchester United have locked on to Osimhen and are looking to strike a deal in the summer. Osimhen, 21, has been in blistering form this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille and is one of the most sought-after strikers across Europe at the moment.
To sign Osimhen, however, Manchester United may have to come up with as much as around €100m as he looks set to become the subject of a bidding war involving the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Spurs, AC Milan and Real Madrid. Although Lille president Gerard Lopez, has assured the club’s fans that Osimhen will remain at the club for the 2020/21 season, he may be forced to sell if offered a huge sum.
Earlier this month, Solskjaer revealed that there is a possibility of the club retaining Ighalo’s services when his six month contract with the side ends at the end of the season. Since joining the club, Ighalo has scored four goals in his five starts, making him a favourite with the fans, which in turn has put pressure on the club to retain him.