Manchester United are more attracted towards signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen over Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane this summer, Florian Plettenberg claims.
The Red Devils are widely expected to pursue a marquee striker in the next transfer window and they have been frequently linked with Osimhen and Kane in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Kane is the prime target for manager Erik ten Hag but Plettenberg claims that he is not a serious option for United at the moment.
The total financial package will supposedly be ‘too expensive’ for the 29-year-old and Osimhen is a ‘more attractive’ prospect for the Red Devils heading into the summer.
Osimhen would be a brilliant signing for long-term success
Osimhen has been in fine form for Napoli this term, bagging 21 goals and five assists from 26 games. In comparison, Kane has the same tally of contributions from 38 games.
Kane obviously has rich Premier League experience with over 200 goals but at the age of nearly 30, there remain doubts whether he can carry on performing at the same level.
If Spurs were to sell him this summer, he could be available for around £120 million but United will also need to pay him hefty wages in the region of £400,000-a-week.
On the contrary, Osimhen could cost a higher fee of £132m from Napoli but he is just entering the peak of his career and could contribute towards the club’s long-term success.
Unlike Kane, his wages would definitely be on the lower side. He currently earns £93,000 per week at Napoli and he could accept a package of around £200,000 to join the club.
Hence, signing Osimhen over Kane would benefit United in both financial and sporting terms.
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