Manchester City Target Victor Osimhen Despite Having Haaland
Manchester City are said to be considering a move for Nigerian international Victor Osimhen despite having one of the finest strikers in the world, Erling Haaland.
Osimhen currently leads Italian Serie A with 19 goals, five more than Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan, who is in second place with 14 goals.
One of the reasons Luciano Spalleti’s team leads the league with 18 points over Inter Milan in second place and is on track to win the Italian league title for the first time in more than three decades is the extraordinary form of Osimhen in front of goal.
Top European clubs have continued to inquire about Osimhen despite Napoli’s repeated statements that the Nigerian is not for sale.
According to recent reports from transfer specialist Florian Plettenberg, Manchester City have reportedly begun pushing for the Super Eagles striker despite having Haaland and Julián Lvarez in their lineup.
Plettenberg tweeted this week, “Been told City, #CFC, #PSG & #MUFC are all in! Different talks took place. #MCFC inquired, although they have Haaland/Alvarez. No topic for Bayern. A transfer fee of at least €100 million is not feasible”.
Osimhen’s strong play earned him the league’s best player of the month award for January, and his goal against Roma in that same month earned him the Serie A Goal of The Month Award.
Osimhen Wants to Win Champions League with Napoli
Osimhen, who is anticipated to spearhead Napoli’s push in their attempt to advance to the round of eight for the first time in their history, thinks Napoli can win the Champions League.
Aside from Juventus in 2017, no Italian team has won the Champions League since Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan did so in the 2009–10 campaign.
Osimhen, who has two goals in four Champions League appearances this season, thinks Napoli can reverse the trend.
“We are doing well this season and I believe we can win the Champions League,” Osimhen told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I think this is a kind of ‘magical’ season where you cannot put limits on what a team can achieve.
“Do you remember Leicester City? At a certain point, they pushed for European qualification, but eventually, everyone realized that they could actually win the league. And in the end, they won it. It could well be the same with Napoli.”