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Manchester United have been urged to sign Victor Osimhen this summer. Rangers legend Ally McCoist claims the Napoli star is “the real deal” and has seemingly backed Erik ten Hag to pursue him over Harry Kane.
Osimhen scored twice in Napoli’s 3-0 Champions League win over Frankfurt on Wednesday. The Nigeria star now has 23 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions this season.
Napoli are flying high at the top of Serie A and are tipped by many to go far in Europe. And much of that success is down to their star striker.
United are set to be in the market for a forward this summer. Tottenham talisman Kane and Osimhen are the two players most linked with a move to Old Trafford.
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Erik ten Hag would likely only sign one of them and the Guardian claims he would prefer to buy Kane due to his experience in the Premier League. However, McCoist has given his support to a deal for Osimhen.
Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the 24-year-old. But they have already committed to signing Christophe Nkunku from RB Leipzig so United may have more of a free run at Osimhen’s signature.
McCoist said on talkSPORT on Thursday morning: “I’ve been raving about this fella for a long, long time. Victor Osimhen, Nigerian lad, 24 years of age, plays with Napoli.
“He’s the real deal, I’m telling you he’s the real deal. I don’t normally stick my neck out – he’s the nearest I’ve seen to [Didier] Drogba in a long, long time.
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“He’s physical, he’s quick, he’s aggressive and I’ll tell you something, the best header I’ve seen in about five years. Obviously, I’ve seen a lot of Napoli this year, I backed them actually for the Champions League months ago.
“So his goal last night, they get to the wide area on the right-hand side and they put in a cross. I was thinking to myself that it maybe looks a bit high and he gets up and he hangs and he bullets a header from about 12 yards, back in the general direction it came from. Goalkeeper no chance. It is some header.
“This fella is the real deal, I’ll tell you right now. If Manchester United or even Chelsea, I know Chelsea have already signed the guy from Leipzig, but I’ll tell you right now, he’s the real deal this guy.”
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