Napoli star Victor Osimhen has the ‘temptation’ to join Manchester United in the summer, according to La Repubblica.
The striker has been in fine form for the Serie A side this season, managing 16 goals and five assists in 26 matches.
His performances have attracted attention from clubs across Europe, and Manchester United are included in the list.
It’s claimed the 23-year-old and his Italian agent, Roberto Calenda, had a ‘secret meeting’ yesterday afternoon with the Naples club’s chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis.
‘On the table’, there was an ‘undeniable bid’ of ‘over €100m’ from Manchester United for the Nigeria international. There are other sides in the picture to sign the ex-Lille man, but the Old Trafford club have put themselves ‘in an advantageous position in the auction’.
The report further adds ‘there is a player’s appreciation’ for the Premier League and the chances of him staying at Napoli beyond this season seem to be slim.
La Repubblica explain Osimhen wants to help Luciano Spalletti’s side qualify for the Champions League and ‘then he will be free to seek his fortune in the legendary “Reds”.’ In other words, he would be in favour of leaving Napoli and then moving to Manchester United.
At the start of this year, various claims in Italy stated Napoli rejected a huge offer from Newcastle United, in the region of €100m, for Osimhen.
The figures continue varying and now United making a proposal in excess of €100m is discussed in Italy. At this stage, it looks like an attempt from De Laurentiis and his club to try and get the best deal for their star, like they tried and failed with Kalidou Koulibaly in the past.