Victor Osimhen is set to become the latest star to join Manchester United after reports emerged that the Nigerian international is close to completing a move to Old Trafford. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to the Red Devils for some time, and it appears that the deal is now close to being finalised.
Osimhen has been in impressive form for Lille this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions. His performances have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs, and it appears that Manchester United have won the race for his signature.
The Nigerian international is set to become the latest addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, and it appears that he could be handed a dream shirt number at Old Trafford. Reports suggest that the number nine shirt, which has been worn by some of the club’s greatest ever players, could be given to Osimhen.
The number nine shirt has been worn by the likes of Eric Cantona, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney in the past, and it is seen as a prestigious number at Old Trafford. It is currently being worn by Romelu Lukaku, who is set to leave the club this summer.
Osimhen is seen as a long-term replacement for Lukaku, and it appears that he could be handed the Belgian’s shirt number as a sign of his importance to the club. The Nigerian international is seen as one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe, and he could be the perfect fit for Solskjaer’s side.
The 21-year-old is expected to complete his move to Manchester United in the coming weeks, and it appears that he could be handed the number nine shirt. It would be a dream come true for Osimhen, and it could be the start of a successful career at Old Trafford.