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Agent claims Man Utd could move for Victor Osimhen this summer

Manchester United could make an approach to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer, according to FIFA agent Roberto De Fanti.

The Red Devils spent €85 million to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta last summer. He has proved a quality signing with 13 goals thus far.

The Dane took some time to adapt to the Premier League, but he has netted seven goals from his previous six top-flight outings.

Despite his success, De Fanti believes United are particularly looking for a centre forward, who is a classic number nine and it can be Osimhen.

He told Tuttomercatoweb: “I could say everyone, but the truth is that United in particular are looking for a centre forward.”

“Hojlund is doing quite well, but the classic number 9 – the Haaland of the situation – can be Osimhen.”

United’s move for Osimhen could depend on Champions League football

The 25-year-old was sensational for Napoli last term as they won the Serie A. He netted 31 goals and provided six assists from 39 appearances in all competitions.

He has not been able to replicate the feat this season. Due to injuries and international duty, Osimhen has managed only 13 goals and four assists from 24 outings.

Despite his mixed form, he is expected to be in demand this summer. In our view, United won’t be in contention to sign him unless they qualify for the Champions League.

The club are currently in a difficult financial position and their situation may not drastically improve unless they are assured of additional funds with Champions League football.

Osimhen currently has a release clause worth €130m in his contract. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is unlikely to accept anything less to sanction his sale.

The Italian champions convinced the striker to sign a new deal with the clause and De Laurentiis will want the entire fee in one full payment to part ways with his services.

With United also needing a new centre-back, a defensive midfielder and potentially a left-back, they are unlikely to afford Osimhen without a huge influx of funds.

A top-four or top-five league finish combined with a huge selling spree could be the only way to afford Osimhen.

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