Victor Osimhen is reported to be high on Manchester United’s list of transfer targets for the summer of 2023, report ESPN.

Interest is understandable, Nigeria international Osimhen is Serie A’s top goalscorer and has fired Napoli to the top of Serie A at the mid-way point of the season.

Osimhen, 24, is five years younger than transfer alternative Harry Kane and yet to hit his peak. He is quick, dynamic, and an exciting centre-forward who could fit very well into Manchester United’s attack.

The forward’s priority is to win his first league title with Napoli. But he can’t escape the Manchester United transfer talk.

READ: Confirmed Manchester United transfers in, out, loan deals for January 2023

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Nigerian artist tells Victor Osimhen to sign for Manchester United

Victor Osimhen has been urged to sign for Manchester United, by award-nominated Nigerian musician Crayon, who reached out to him on social media.

Crayon, who has more than 470,000 followers on Twitter and 780,000 on Instagram urged Osimhen to make the move to Manchester United in the summer once he has won the title with Napoli.

He wrote: “Howfa my bro! Osi nlaaaa! Man U dey find you!!! Abeg come Man U this summer after you win Serie A! Come collect big 9!!!”

Crayon has been nominated for three Sound City MVP Africa awards and hours after his message to Osimhen, the striker replied to his countryman, responding to one of his music videos, rather than the United message.

He wrote simply “Crayway!!! Omo ope”, showing respect for his work in return, while the musician responded by lauding him “Best striker in da world”.

Reflecting on the exchange, Crayon sent another message explaining he was excited to be recognised by Osimhen, and said he was glad to be able to do what he can to try and help the club he supports, Manchester United.

He wrote: “Anything way make Man U sign Osimhen”.

Osimhen could cost seriously high fee

As usual, Manchester United are chasing a player when his transfer value is higher than ever. His key role in Napoli’s Serie A title charge is propelling his market value.

This week Fabrizio Romano warned that Osimhen would likely cost Manchester United a club record fee, higher than the £89 million spent on Paul Pogba in 2016

Romano said: “My personal opinion is that Napoli will not accept anything less than £105m/£115m.”

Manchester United will need a takeover to go through to fund the move. Meanwhile Osimhen will likely have to push for an exit, which won’t be easy if Napoli are reigning champions.

At the very least he is in no doubt about the desire from supporters to see him in a Manchester United shirt.

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