Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen could head to Old Trafford as Manchester United are reportedly considering making a big-money centre-forward during the January transfer window due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from the club.
The 37-year-old’s contract with the 20-time English champions has now been officially terminated, with the recent interview that he gave to Piers Morgan forcing the club to act.
Ronaldo had a contract with Old Trafford until next summer, and Man United are believed to have always planned to keep hold of the Portugal international until the end of the season before bringing in a replacement for the former Sporting Lisbon youngster.
According to the Daily Mail, Man United are currently discussing whether to replace Ronaldo in January or wait until the end of the campaign to bring in their desired target.
The report claims that senior figures at Old Trafford met on Tuesday to discuss the situation, and it is also possible that the club could bring in a forward on a short-term basis.
Napoli striker who’s the Italian Serie A top scorer with nine goals is believed to be high on the club’s shortlist, although it would be impossible to sign the Nigerian in the middle of the campaign.
Man United’s wage budget has been reduced by £500,000 a week due to Ronaldo’s exit, opening up funds to make a forward signing at the start of 2023.
Recall the Red Devils signed Odion Ighalo in January 2020, with the Nigerian scoring five times in 23 appearances for the club during a loan spell.
A similar deal to the end of the campaign is allegedly being considered, which would allow the club to then bring in their desired target during next summer’s transfer window.