If you follow Women’s Football, you’ll know who Asisat Oshoala is.
The Nigerian footballer currently plays for Barcelona Femení, where she casually tops their scoring charts with 15 league goals, and has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United Women.
Well, according to Mundo Deportivo on Tuesday, Oshoala is reportedly now ‘close to signing’ for the Red Devils ahead of next season.
Currently contracted with the Catalonia side until 2022, she is said to be ‘seriously considering leaving’ the club in the summer, as she feels she has ‘less prominence in the team than she would like’.
It’s said that Barcelona are ‘willing to listen to the offer’ from Manchester United Women ‘in economic terms’, and while they ‘consider her to be an important piece in the team’, they also ‘prioritise that she feels comfortable’.
We’ll have to wait and see, but it appears that the press close to the club are now backing up what’s being said in England, and when that happens, there tends to be some truth in the claims.
A potential great signing for Manchester United Women, then, who currently find themselves fourth in the FA WSL after 19 games.