Victor Osimhen: Man United battle Barcelona, others for Super Eagles forward

Victor Osimhen: Man United battle Barcelona, others for Super Eagles forward

- Victor Osimhen is reportedly on the radar of Premier League giants Man United

- The Super Eagles and Lille forward was linked with Barcelona as possible replacement of Luis Suarez

- Osimhen has netted seven times and assisting two goals in the French topflight this season

Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly joined La Liga champions Barcelona in the quest to land Super Eagle and Lille forward Victor Osimhen in the coming transfer window.

According to reports in the French media, the Nigerian international has many suitors with French regional newspaper La Voix du Nord suggesting the Old Trafford giants are just one of the top teams keeping tabs on the Lille striker.

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Man United are currently in the transfer market for a quality forward ahead of the winter transfer window in January, the likes of the quartet of Aleksandr Sobolev, Callum Wilson, Moussa Dembele and Mario Mandzukic already listed.

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Interestingly, Osimhen, who will be handed Ligur 1 player of the month trophy during Lille’s home game against Bordeaux on October 26, was first linked with United after winning the top scorer award at the U17 World Cup in 2015, but Derek Langley, ex-head of youth player recruitment, denied the reports.

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Osimhen has enjoyed a boost in top form since arriving Ligue 1 at the start of the campaign, netting seven times and assisting two goals so far.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Tite, Brazil coach, has taken time out to appraise the qualities Nigeria’s Super Eagles paraded against Selecao during their friendly game on Sunday, October 13, at Singapore National Stadium.

The football tactician specifically singled out the trio of Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze and Alex Iwobi as quick and exciting going forward during the friendly game on Sunday.

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