Manchester United Battle Barcelona For Victor Osimhen
EPL giants, Manchester United have joined joined Spanish champions Barcelona in the race to sign Nigeria international Victor Osimhen, according to various reports in the French media.
French Regional newspaper based in Lille, La Voix du Nord has claimed that Manchester United are one of the teams monitoring the performance of the Lille hotshot with a view to a transfer to the Premier League club.
The Red Devils are in the market for a striker ahead of the reopening of the transfer window and have been linked with the likes of Aleksandr Sobolev, Callum Wilson, Moussa Dembele and Mario Mandzukic.
Manchester United were mentioned as one of the possible destinations for Osimhen after he won the Golden Boot at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, but former head of youth player recruitment, Derek Langley later refuted the reports.
Named the French Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September, the Super Eagles star is believed to be on the radar of top European clubs apart from the aforementioned duo.
Osimhen has had a blistering start to the campaign in which he has scored seven goals and assisted two others.