Man Utd told ‘INDECENT’ Osimhen transfer demands in Napoli double swoop

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 25 May 2023 07:55 BST
  • 3 min read
Victor Osimhen, Man Utd, 2022/23

Manchester United have been told once again that they will have to make an “indecent” offer for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen if they wish to sign him this summer.

The Nigeria international forward has also been linked with a possible move to PSG or Bayern Munich, but the Old Trafford club look the likeliest destination for the 24-year-old former Lille attacker.

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Erik ten Hag’s side, though, will have to play the third largest fee in football history if they want to add Osimhen to their ranks, with only the moves that took Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to PSG from Barcelona and Monaco respectively clocking in higher than Napoli’s asking price.

The Serie A champions, Il Mattino underlines, are holding firm on a €160 million standard for the player, who has scored 56 goals and created 14 more in 99 appearances for the club.

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Victor Osimhen celebrating

Victor Osimhen celebrating

Man Utd to sign Kim at a 'bargain' price

Napoli’s motivation for driving such a hard bargain may come partly out of frustration that they are set to see Kim Min-jae leave this summer to Man Utd for what the Naples paper describes as a “bargain” €60m fee.

The South Korea international has been a revelation this season, with outgoing Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti describing him as “the best centre-back in the world”.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Napoli see two players as untouchable in the transfer market this summer, with neither Stanislav Lobotka nor Khvicha Kvaratskhelia up for sale at any price. Both are thought to be essential to their tactical system.

Man Utd have been linked with both players in the past.

Napoli’s asking price for Osimhen, meanwhile, is likely to be enough to put the Old Trafford side off until the club’s takeover situation is resolved. Certainly, there will be few Red Devils fans optimistic that the current owners, the Glazer brothers, would sanction such a lavish purchase.

Indeed, it Man Utd’s new owners are able to sanction a deal for Osimhen this summer, they will have to get organised very quickly. Such a transfer, though, would be proof they mean business.