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Manchester United Re-enter Race for Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen

African footballers. Manchester United race for Osimhen. Manchester United have re-entered the race to sign elite striker Victor Osimhen, joining Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

Osimhen was expected to leave Napoli last summer after an impressive 2022-23 season, scoring 31 goals in 39 games and helping the club win the Serie A title. However, he stayed and signed a new contract with a €130million release clause.
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Despite his efforts, Napoli and Osimhen have had an underwhelming 2023-24 season. Osimhen has missed several games due to injury, illness, and the Africa Cup of Nations but has still managed 17 goals in 31 appearances. Napoli has struggled, dropping to as low as 10th in the table.

With Osimhen looking more likely to leave Napoli this summer, several top clubs are vying for his signature. PSG sees him as an ideal replacement for Kylian Mbappe, while Chelsea is also interested in the Nigerian striker.
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Manchester United Eye Victor Osimhen as Striking Solution

In their search for a seasoned striker to complement Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United have set their sights on Victor Osimhen. At 25, Osimhen brings experience and a proven track record, having scored goals across Italy, France, and Belgium.
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With financial limitations at Old Trafford, owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe must navigate smartly to secure Osimhen’s signature. Potential sales include Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Antony, Casemiro, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Christian Eriksen. This could help fund the substantial move for Osimhen.

Despite Osimhen’s recent form dip, his talent is evident. A move to England could revitalize him, making him a strong contender for future Golden Boots alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, given ample support from his Manchester United teammates.