Transfer fee starts at least ‘130 billion won’…Man Utd’s goal is ‘Kim Min-jae colleague’
Manchester United will need a huge transfer fee to sign Victor Osimen.
Global media ‘ESPN’ British edition reported on the 3rd (Korean time), “Man United is expected to need at least 100 million euros (approximately 134.6 billion won) to win the competition to sign Osimen this summer.”
One of Manchester United’s goals in the January transfer window was to sign an upfront striker. Reinforcement was needed from this season. There were no professional strikers outside of Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial. To make matters worse, as Ronaldo left Manchester United during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 토토사이트, signing a forward striker became a necessity, not an option.
First of all, Manchester United chose a temporary expedient. Bout Verhost was signed on loan. Verhost, who is 197 cm tall, made a name for himself by showing impressive scoring skills during his time in Wolfsburg. In the 2020-21 season, he also scored 20 goals in 34 German Bundesliga matches. After that, he transferred to Burnley, but did not show the performance as expected.
Burnley has been relegated to the English Championship (Part 2) this season. Accordingly, Verhost left on loan to Turkey. Wearing a Besiktas uniform, he regained his senses by posting 8 goals and 4 assists in 16 games in the first half of the league. Manchester United finished the January transfer window by bringing him back. First of all, after making full use of Verhost, he plans to aim for a large-scale transfer in the summer.
Harry Kane was also mentioned as one of the candidates, and Osimen’s name was mentioned. Osimen moved to Naples from Lille in 2020. He scored 13 goals and 4 assists in 27 French Ligue 1 matches with Lille during the 2019-20 season. This drew attention from many teams, and Napoli signed him for 75 million euros (approximately 100.9 billion won).
He quickly established himself as a key striker in Napoli as well. Osimen scored 10 goals in 24 appearances in Italian Serie A in his debut season. Then, last season, he scored 14 goals in 27 league games, scoring double digits for the second consecutive year. The possibility of a Manchester United trade with Ronaldo was discussed this summer, but the transfer was not actually completed.
Osimen is currently only 24 years old, so he can be active for the next 10 years. He is, of course, not willing to let go of a key striker with a bright future for Napoli. A huge transfer fee is expected to be required to sign Osimen, who has a contract with Napoli until the summer of 2025.