Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is a huge admirer of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has now opened up on how his “dream” is to play in the Premier League
Victor Osimhen, a striker for Napoli, has stated that it would be his “dream” to play in the Premier League. Manchester United is continuing to work on acquiring his services for the upcoming season.
United manager Erik ten Hag has made acquiring a center striker one of his top priorities for the upcoming offseason, and the Nigerian international now holds the top spot on the club’s shortlist of potential strikers. Osimhen has now scored 21 goals for Napoli this season, and the team is striving to overcome a title drought that has lasted for thirty-three years.
The 24-year-old has developed a strong attαcking understanding with the Georgian forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and he has been the driving force behind an attαck that has scored 58 goals in the league and currently leads Serie A by 15 points with 13 rounds of play remaining.
It is reported that Ten Hag has given United permission to seek three additional strikers, with the goal of acquiring a striker before the end of the summer transfer window. Following yet another injury-plagued season, it is anticipated that Anthony Martial will also leave Old Trafford at the conclusion of the current campaign. Wout Weghorst’s loan agreement will also expire at that time.
There is a great deal of admiration for Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos and Mohamed Kudus, whom Ten Hag coached at Ajax. Tottenham striker Harry Kane is an obvious long-term aim, but he may choose to prolong his contract in North London.
However, Osimhen is thought to be their primary target due to his age profile and his openness to a move to the Premier League. This was confirmed by comments that he made after being named the “Best Foreign Athlete of the Year” by the Italian Foreign Press Association. Osimhen is believed to be their primary target due to his age profile and his openness to a move to the Premier League.
Osimhen shared his thoughts by sαying, “I think it is a fantastic experience for me to play in one of the top five leagues in the world.” Although a significant number of people around the world consider the Premier League to be the best and most competitive league, I currently play in the Italian Serie A, which is widely regarded as one of the top leagues on a global scale. I’m putting in a lot of effort to make sure that I realize my goal of playing in the Premier League one day, but like I’ve said before, it’s a process, and for now, all I want to do is keep this momentum going and keep performing well.
When Osimhen scored 18 goals for Lille in the 2019-20 season, teams from the Premier League, including Tottenham and Chelsea, were reportedly interested in bringing him to their clubs. Osimhen moved to Napoli in 2020, however the interest from the Premier League in him predated that move. After making the transition to Italian football, he has gone from strength to strength, and he is now considered to be one of the top attαckers in the world.
Only Marcus Rashford, who prefers to play on the left side of an attαck, is a recognised senior central striker within United’s team. This highlights the evident need for United to make an investment in the position. Weghorst and Martial could leave Old Trafford at the end of the current season.
Bruno Fernandes must follow own Manchester United advice
In football, as is frequently the case, it is conceivable for there to be two truths at the same moment.
Bruno Fernandes has been one of Erik ten Hag’s most impressive players this year, and as a result of his vice-captaincy role, he has been given the opportunity to wear the captain’s armband more frequently than anyone anticipated. He has demonstrated that when he is at his best, he is capable of being one of the leaders in the Manchester United locker room who guides the team through challenging stretches.
Yet, another thing that should be taken into consideration is the fαct that Fernandes resigned as captain of the Reds on Sunday. His behavior at Liverpool, which could be described as petulant at moments, went beyond the genuine displeasure he felt at the result and into the realm of petulance. Many United supporters were likely let down by Fernandes’s performance at Anfield, but it seems premature to rule out the possibility of him becoming the next permanent captain of the Reds. The next few weeks are going to be very important for the 28-year-old player, even though his position as captain in Harry Maguire’s absence is not in jeopardy at this point.
He needs to demonstrate that he has grown as a result of his catastrophic error of judgment and that he is willing to put the fiasco at United in the past. In order for him to accomplish this, he must now take his own guidance. Back in December, Fernandes was questioned by The Athletic regarding his new leadership role that he will be taking on this year, and his response regarding how he plans to handle the job was quite telling. He said: “I make an effort to be authentic.
“It’s just the way I am, and I’m well aware that if some people overhear me chatting with my teammates or providing information to them, some of them may enjoy it while others will find it less appealing. I just want to do all I can to assist the team out and make things better.
“That is something that I am able to do without much thought. Throughout my training, I don’t focus on doing that particular item at all.
“Even in my everyday existence, I make an effort to assist others. My parents instilled in me the importance of lending a helping hand to those around you whenever possible. If doing so requires speaking, then I will talk.”
After that, he continued by providing his perspective on how he works to foster the growth of United’s younger players. “Set a good example for others to follow,” Fernandes advised.
“Do all that is requested of you by the instructor, and do everything that is asked of you at each and every training session. I make it a point to instill confidence in young athletes, regardless of how old they actually are.
“In addition to that, I want them to have the sense that they are a member of the family here at Manchester United. It isn’t simply about the first team in this competition.”
In spite of the fαct that he may advise the younger players on the team to pay attention to what the coaches have to sαy, Fernandes needs to do the same thing in order to recover from this misstep. In the coming weeks, Ten Hag will be looking for a response from Fernandes, and as one of the more senior members of the team, it is Fernandes’ responsibility to provide him with one.