Manchester United Make No Progress on Victor Osimhen Signing
Manchester United will not be able to make a move to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen before the end of the summer transfer window, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The Red Devils were rumoured to be interested in the Nigerian, but Romano has now confirmed that he will be staying in Italy.
Manchester United Won’t Be Able to Complete Victor Osimhen Signing
There will be no movement around Victor Osimhen and Man United before the deadline. Rumours are considered ‘wide of mark’. 🔴❌ #MUFC
Expectations are for Wan Bissaka to stay as there’s no important bid now on the table — so Sergino Dest deal is not progressing at all.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2022
No Movement Around Any Transfer for Napoli Striker
Ever since rumours started spreading that the Manchester side will make a ploy to sign the Nigerian striker on loan before deadline day (September 1), there has been excitement building over a potential move. However, Romano has set the record straight and claimed that there will be no movement whatsoever over any kind of deal.
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He also adds that such rumours are ‘wide of the mark’. Moreover, the Red Devils are also expected to keep Aaron Wan-Bissaka as part of the squad for this season – as confirmed by Erik ten Hag himself in a recent press conference. That means United haven’t been able to make any kind of progress on their pursuit of Barcelona defender Sergino Dest either.
United’s Attacking Options as Deadline Day Closes In
With the Manchester side now looking unlikely to sign a striker like Osimhen, who was dubbed as ‘phenomenal’ by renowned Italian manager Walter Mazzarri last season, it looks like they will move out of the window with a similar frontline to what they started the campaign with.
Cristiano Ronaldo tried his best to negotiate an exit from Old Trafford all through the summer, but it now looks like he will end up staying with United. Antony, who the Red Devils have officially agreed to sign, has been brought on board to improve Ten Hag’s attacking options and add something new to the right-wing position.
Say #MUFC were to bring in Victor Osimhen for a fee of around €100m 🇳🇬
What are your thoughts on this one Reds? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/xjjUrjlyyb
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) August 30, 2022
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As it stands, it looks likely that the Manchester side will have three prominent no.9 options this season – which includes Ronaldo, Anthony Martial (who is currently injured) and Marcus Rashford, although the Englishman is more of a winger. The Dutch gaffer will just have to hope they can bring the goals for his side and not make him regret missing out on an out-and-out striker.