Manchester United target ‘would definitely join’ Bayern Munich this summer

General view of the ball on the podium before the match.

Bayern Munich and Manchester United are interested in Victor Osimhen. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Bayern Munich could pip Manchester United to the signing of their striker target Victor Osimhen this summer.

The Premier League outfit have a long-held interest in the Napoli talisman, who has scored 21 goals and registered five assists in Serie A this season, helping Luciano Spalletti’s side run away with the league title.

Manchester United have struggled to find goals under Erik ten Hag all season, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Wout Weghorst failing to meet expectations. As such, the Red Devils will be looking to sign a new world-class striker at the end of the season.

Alongside Harry Kane and Evan Ferguson, Osimhen is also admired at Old Trafford. But Tottenham Hotspur are going to be reluctant to negotiate with their Premier League rivals, and Ferguson, 18, may prioritise extending his stay at Brighton to ensure guaranteed playing time.

Manchester United target Osimhen ‘would definitely join’ Bayern Munich

Now, it is being suggested that Manchester United could also miss out on Osimhen, with Bayern making progress in their pursuit of the Nigerian forward.

According to Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, Osimhen would ‘definitely join’ the Bundesliga leaders in the summer. The hierarchy at Bayern really like the 24-year-old goal-scorer.

More talks could follow in the next weeks, with Osimhen’s manager and the player himself aware of Bayern’s interest as well as their admiration.


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But as always ‘it’s all about the price’. Napoli are likely to demand more than €100m for their top scorer of the season. Bayern, meanwhile, are not the club known for spending that much on a single player. Further, Thomas Tuchel could also have a say on any potential deal.

One thing that may concern both Bayern and Manchester United more than Osimhen’s price tag is his injury record. The former Lille man has missed a worrying number of games in recent seasons and is expected to miss the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against AC Milan.