By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Italy’s football giants, Napoli have categorically told English Premier League side, Manchester United, to pay £140 million to sign Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen this summer after agreeing on a deal to sign his Napoli teammate, Kim Min-jae, UK tabloid, The Mirror reports
Osimhen has emerged as a prime target for United this summer following his impressive display for the Serie A champions this season and he heads the club’s striking shortlist.
The tabloids added that the Devils had their scouts in attendance for Napoli’s Champions League clash against Milan last month and have identified the Nigerian as the man to lead their attack next season.
Nigerian international Osimhen was in a scintillating form this season for Napoli as he emerged the Italian Serie A scorers chart with 23 goals, three more than Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, who is in second position with 20 goals.
The Super Eagles forward has three years left in his contract at the Stadio Amando Maradona, but following a decent campaign so far, a number of European clubs have been linked with securing his services in the summer, with United one of the favourites to land the striker.
His Napoli teammate, Kim has already decided to join United despite only moving to Naples last year.
After agreeing to pay the £43m release clause inserted in the South Korean’s contract, the Devils are now looking forward to sign Osimhen, who guided Napoli to their first Scudetto win in 33 years.