Osimhen has been amazing this season, and he has been linked to some top clubs in Europe
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has advised Manchester United to sign Harry Kane instead of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.
It has been a record-breaking season for Nigeria hitman Osimhen. The 24-year-old is having his best season yet, and he has helped Napoli achieve big successes this season.
Osimhen has 23 goals in 28 games for the Partenopeans. His brace against Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 ensured that Napoli sealed their place in the quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s history.
The Super Eagles striker has received a lot of plaudits for his brilliance this season from retired players. Arsenal great Henry is one of the latest ex-footballers to sing his praises. The former France international was impressed with his goals against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.
“Osimhen can adapt to a lot of sides,” Henry said in the Champions League review per CBS Sports Golazo.
“He has everything, he has a presence in the box, he can hold the ball, he can run into the channel, he can finish well with his head and his feet.
English Premier League giants Manchester United are looking to add a striker in the summer, and Osimhen has been heavily linked with the club.
However, they also have eyes on Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane. Henry feels the England international would be the better option.
“Because Kane knows the Premier League, I would advise Manchester United to go for Harry Kane,” Henry added.
“It’s not because Osimhen is a bad player, I think he can adapt in any league.
“But if I was Manchester United I would look at the fact that Kane doesn’t need to adapt to anything.
“Kane also has a way of dropping that can allow Marcus Rashford to go forward.”
Nonetheless, neither of the two players would leave their clubs for cheap. Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has reiterated that he is unwilling to let Osimhen go.
Any club that wants the former Lille man’s services would have to dole out at least €120million.
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