Manchester United have identified Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as a summer target with Tottenham Hotspur reluctant to sell Harry Kane to a Premier League rival, The Times report.
The Red Devils are likely to sign a marquee striker during the next transfer window. Osimhen and Kane have already been mentioned as potential targets for manager Erik ten Hag.
However, a deal for Kane seems an improbable prospect, considering Spurs are adamant that they won’t sell him to another English club if he decides to leave them this summer.
Kane recently became the third player in Premier League history to score 200 goals. He has a realistic chance of breaking Alan Shearer’s all-time record (260) but will have to do it with Spurs.
Osimhen would be a better signing for Man Utd
Kane has been an extraordinary performer for Spurs over the last nine years but the England international will be turning 30 before the end of the ongoing campaign.
Even if Spurs change their transfer stance, United are better off landing Osimhen, who has just entered the prime of his career and should only improve in the coming years.
The Nigerian star has an impressive 21 goal contributions in as many appearances this term. In comparison, Kane has 22 goal involvements from 30 outings.
Osimhen won’t come cheaply with a price tag of £107 million but he would represent better value for money over Kane, who could cost a similar figure this summer.
Manager Erik ten Hag has his sights on long-term success and Osimhen would definitely represent the vision. He could be a leading striker for United over the next decade.
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