Thursday, 9 March 2023
Victor Osimhen or Harry Kane, Manchester United?
DBasia.news – Erik ten Hag is still building the Red Devils squad in his first season in charge of the club. Not even one season, Ten Hag has already won the League Cup trophy. Manchester United are also still competing in the FA Cup and Europa League.
One other potential trophy that can be crossed out is the Premier League after being humiliated 0-7 by Man United’s rivals, Liverpool at Anfield. The defeat showed that the Red Devils were not ready to fight for the league title.
However, overall Man United’s season is not bad and in the Premier League they are still in third place in the standings, fighting to secure the Champions League zone.
In the 2022-2023 season, Man United has also built a squad from several new recruits from Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, Antony, to Wout Weghorst, Marcel Sabitzer and Jack Butland.
There are still some gaps in certain positions that need additional players and one of them is in the attacker’s position. Given that Anthony Martial is often injured and Weghorst’s lack of quality in the category of attackers needed, Man United are still looking for a new striker.
Two names have been discussed recently and the Man United legend and football pundit, Rio Ferdinand, also mentioned the two names Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and Victor Osimhen (Napoli).
“I think United are looking for a striker, it’s no secret,” Ferdinand told William Hill. “Wout Weghorst is probably a short-term option, although I think he has a lot to offer and does everything the coach wants.”
“There are two options that appear to you. I think Victor Osimhen, in terms of performance and being an outstanding number nine striker, is arguably in better form than anyone in the world right now.”
“Harry Kane is also someone that people are talking about, maybe there are contract negotiations with Tottenham coming up, or maybe he wants to move on.
“If that’s the case, then I won’t be disappointed either. I think signing a number nine player who can score 20-25 goals in one season is something the club wants to do,” said Ferdinand.
Osimhen is in top form with Napoli in the race for the Scudetto and Champions League, he scored 19 goals from 21 appearances in Serie A. Meanwhile, Kane (29) has broken a record with Tottenham and has scored 18 goals from 26 matches in the Premier League.