‘Break the bank for him!’ – Manchester United sent Victor Osimhen transfer pleas

United, who face Charlton Athletic in a huge Carabao Cup quarter-final showdown at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, are desperate to add to their attacking options this month and are currently working on a deal to sign Burnley striker Wout Weghorst. The Reds want to sign the Dutchman on loan as a short-term fix until the end of the season.

Their plan is to bring in a temporary solution to their goalscoring problems before looking to invest in a big-name striker during the summer. Napoli ace Osimhen, as reported by the Manchester Evening News exactly two months ago, is on United&aposs shortlist of targets and is thought to be well admired.

The Nigerian international, who is under contract at the Italian giants until 2025, is the top scorer in Serie A this season, so far notching ten goals in 13 appearances. He has scored 11 goals in 16 matches in all competitions.

He is widely considered as one of most promising strikers in Europe, blessed with pace, trickery and an eye for goal. He is a player that a growing number of United&aposs supporters have frequently highlighted as the man they would like the club to bolster their forward line with this forthcoming summer.

And pleas for United to sign the 24-year-old increased further on Sunday evening after he scored again, helping Napoli seal a 2-0 away win over Sampdoria. He scored the game&aposs opening goal, making a brilliant run from deep and then applying a superb finish from close range.

Such is his record in front of goal this season and his importance in Napoli&aposs quest to win Serie A this season, they would require a hefty-sized transfer fee to let him go. Nevertheless, United&aposs fans are desperate to see him added to Erik ten Hag&aposs squad.

Below, MEN Sport has taken a close look to see what they have had to say on social media:


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