Manchester United could try to complete a deal for Victor Osimhen as part of a new transfer strategy – despite already signing Rasmus Hooglund.
Hojlund was officially unveiled as a United player last Saturday, ahead of the team’s pre-season friendly against Lens at Old Trafford.
The Dane was initially kept out of action for a short period of time due to a “little problem”. But the daily Mail Claiming that the problem, which is said to be a pressure response hotspot on his back, is more serious than first revealed, the striker is set to miss game time during the early part of the season.
United have completed their encouraging works this summer, with Hojlund reaching their spending over the £150m mark following deals with Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Inter Milan’s Andre Onana.
According to the Manchester Evening NewsUnited have outlined a new transfer strategy that could allow them to acquire more top talent.
Manchester United could sign Osimhen amid a new transfer strategy
Manager Erik ten Hag and United’s recruitment staff are allegedly scouting players entering the final 12 months of their contracts as part of a new transfer strategy.
As a result, the club may be able to attract the best players who will be discounted for moves from their current clubs.
The report states that Napoli star Victor Osimhen is a potential target for United, given that his contract expires in the summer of 2025 – he will be a target for next summer.
According to Italian director Il Mattino (trans Football Italy), however, the Nigerian has put forward his demands for a new contract for his current club. If no deal is reached, United will be in a position to pounce on it.
Meanwhile, United are in a much safer position when it comes to existing contract players. Stars such as Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes and Rashford are all committed to the club – or have contract options – until at least 2026 and beyond, with Hojlund, Onana and Mount all signing deals until 2029.