The striker position is still the most needed in Man Utd’s lineup at the moment. The two top European strikers that Man Utd is currently interested in are Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen, but they will surely focus on only one goal. So who is the perfect summer striker transfer target for Red Devils?
Man Utd is gradually improving their play under the guidance of Ten Hag. The results so far have proven this. However, their performance can certainly be better if they don’t miss opportunities that lead to unfortunate draws such as against Chelsea, Newcastle, or Crystal Palace.
It is certain that there will be more fireworks from Man Utd in the upcoming summer transfer window. The center-forward position is definitely the top priority of Ten Hag, as Weghorst will return to Burnley after his loan contract ends. Currently, Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen are the two targets that Man Utd is looking at.
However, Man Utd may only choose one of these two players, as they are both key players for Tottenham and Napoli, so negotiations may take a long time.
Harry Kane, the striker still has a contract with Tottenham until 2024. However, if Man Utd wants to bring him to Old Trafford, they will have to pay a fee of at least 80 million Euros and convince Chairman Levy.
The quality of Kane is not a matter of debate. He can contribute to the team’s playstyle by retreating deep to hold up the ball and having excellent goal-scoring abilities. With 7 years of experience in the English Premier League, Man Utd can be confident about Kane’s integration into the team.
For Osimhen, if Man Utd wants to bring him to Old Trafford, they will have to pay at least 100 million euros as Napoli had already brought him from Lille for 80 million euros. Osimhen is a key figure for Napoli, and only a substantial offer will convince the Serie A team to let him go.
However, if this deal were to happen, Man Utd would face a lot of risks as Osimhen is only shining in Serie A and there is nothing to guarantee that he will maintain his form in the harsh environment of the English Premier League. However, Osimhen is only 24 years old and this is definitely a plan for Man Utd’s future.
Kane and Osimhen are currently the best-quality forwards in Europe. Between these two names, Kane will still be the optimal choice for Man Utd in terms of professionalism, price, and other issues. With the budget being granted in the summer of 2023, Ten Hag promises to continue to make waves just like last summer.
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