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Victor Osimehn addresses summer transfer ambition amid Man United interest



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Victor Osimehn has addressed his future ahead of the summer transfer window amid interest from various Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Osimehn, 25, has emerged as one of the most exciting strikers in recent years and excelled during Napoli’s league title victory last season.

He scored 31 goals in 39 appearances, including five in the Champions League.

The Nigerian centre-forward has been linked to an Old Trafford move for a while now. He was touted as an alternative option to Harry Kane last summer, but United opted for the slightly cheaper and younger option in Rasmus Højlund instead.

However, recent reports have stated that a ‘Harry Kane level’ forward is one of the roles INEOS are looking to add to the squad at the club in the summer window. Osimehn is one of the few strikers in the world who could boast that tagline.

On Tuesday afternoon, amidst his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, Osimehn explained that he has made his decision on his ‘next steps’ in the summer and has praised the Premier League as well.

“I have already made my decision on the next step to do at the end of the season,” he told CBS. “I already made up my mind. I already have my plan, I know what I want to do, the next step I want to take.

“I think sixty per cent of the people mention the rumours about me linked with the Premier League,” he added. “Premier League is one of the biggest leagues in the world. I want to finish the season with Napoli strong, then come up with the decision I’ve already made.”

The valuation of the forward could be one sticking point if United were to look to make a deal possible. He is likely to be at least £100 million and there are other areas which need strengthening at Old Trafford.

Napoli’s striker has previously admitted to owning the shirts of United and Chelsea, although he explained that he did not have a favourite team in England.

“I don’t have a favourite Premier League team, but I’ve two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United,” he told the Obi One Podcast. “Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man United fans. [The] Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player – it’s a huge league.”