Victor Osimhen could get dream Man Utd shirt number after transfer with long-term star ‘set to leave’

MANCHESTER UNITED transfer target Victor Osimhen could get his dream shirt number if he arrives at the club this summer.

The Napoli striker has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford when the transfer window re-opens.

ReutersVictor Osimhen could take the number nine shirt if he signs for Manchester United[/caption]

PACurrent No9 Anthony Martial has been linked with a summer exit[/caption]

And he sent fans into overdrive this week by revealing it is his “dream” to play in the Premier League.

He has also attracted attention from Chelsea and Arsenal but United could offer him something extra.

Osimhen could be given the number nine jersey in the summer, with current occupier Anthony Martial possibly on his way out.

United are reportedly open to selling Martial, who left the club on loan to Sevilla last season.

He has also been plagued by injuries this season though is approaching full fitness after overcoming a hip problem he picked up last month.

Erik ten Hag still has faith Martial can deliver but he has made no secret of his desire for United to being in a new frontman.

Ten Hag said of the Frenchman: “I’m sure a striker like he is will improve our team.

“You always need different qualities in a squad to be technical in games and between games, see what you need, what the games need, but Martial can create something with his movements, his dealing with the ball, his smartness and his finishing.”


Osimhen offers similar attributes but has been much more prolific this season, scoring 19 goals in 21 Serie A games.

However United could find it difficult to lure the Nigerian to Old Trafford with Arsenal said to be leading the race to sign him.

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