Manchester United ready to offer star in a swap deal for Victor Osimhen 

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Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer Anthony Martial for Napoli ace Victor Osimhen as per the report in Italian outlet Area Napoli.

The Nigerian forward has enjoyed a productive campaign this term, scoring 17 goals and notching up two assists in 30 appearances in all competitions. 

Meanwhile, after struggling to find regular first-team action at the Old Trafford stadium this term, the France international was loaned out to Sevilla in January. However, he has endured a difficult stint at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, scoring a solitary goal and assisting as many times in 12 appearances in all competitions. 

According to the report, Napoli president Aurelio  De Laurentiis has already rejected the opening bid of Manchester United for Victor Osimhen. However, the Red Devils haven’t given up their hopes of securing a deal for the 23-years-old yet and are willing to include Anthony Martial in this deal who is valued at around €30 million. 

The report further claims that the Frenchman would want to prolong his stay in the south of Spain. However, the Rojiblancos might not make any concrete approach to sign the 26-year-old permanently. Meanwhile, Martial to the Azzurri could be an interesting option, but the forward’s huge salary demands might be a stumbling block in this negotiation. 

Our View:

Victor Osimhen will be a very good acquisition for Manchester United and including Anthony Martial in a swap deal for the Nigerian forward will be a shrewd decision by the club’s hierarchy. The Frenchman has failed to reach his full potential and offloading the 26-year-old will be the right move. 

The former Lille forward is quick, strong, brilliant in the air and also has an eye for scoring goals. So, the youngster possesses every attribute to become a world-class forward in future. 

Manchester United are eyeing a move for a new young striker this summer. The 23-years-old will be an apt acquisition for the Red Devils. The youngster might play as a second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo in his first season and develop under the Portuguese superstar’s tutelage before establishing himself as a regular starter. 

However, with the Red Devils failing to qualify for the Champions League next, the club’s hierarchy will struggle to persuade the Nigerian to join the Old Trafford stadium this summer. 

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