"If he asked for my opinion..." - Man Utd flop sends message to Osimhen over Old Trafford move
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Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has told Victor Osimhen to join the Premier League club, describing it as the "biggest" in the world.
United are set to be in the market for a new striker this summer after allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club in November.
Instead of signing a big-money replacement for Ronaldo in the January window, United opted to bring in Wout Weghorst on a six-month loan deal from Burnley.
With Weghorst managing only one goal in 14 appearances since arriving at Old Trafford, United are expected to look for alternative options up front when the summer window opens.
Several players have been linked with the Red Devils including Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko, who will join RB Leipzig at the end of the season but could be sold without having ever played for the club.
Napoli striker Osimhen has also been linked with United after scoring 21 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions, form which has helped his side to the top of Serie A.
The striker has already admitted he "dreams" of playing in the Premier League, fuelling speculation he could move to Old Trafford this summer.
Ighalo tells Osimhen to join Man Utd
Ighalo, who scored five goals in 23 appearances on a 12-month loan spell at United between 2020 and 2021, believes his Nigerian international teammate is well suited to the club.
"I think it's a good fit because he is a young boy, he runs and he can score goals," Ighalo told Sky Sports.
"Having Victor Osimhen and Rashford in the top at Manchester United will cause any defender panic, because they are two fast players and they are goalscorers.
"I think he will fit in Manchester United so well. If he asked for my opinion and what should he do, I would advise him to join Man United because, for me, they are the biggest club."
Osimhen added: "I know him so well, he's like a brother to me. We talk once in a while, I advise him, I talk to him and I tell him to keep working hard and believe in himself, which he is doing. He is on the right path.
"He is a goalscorer, he never stops. Osimhen is like an ant. He is a striker that doesn't give defenders a chance to rest; he is always going to be on you, he is always going to press you and he isn't afraid.
"He is somebody who has the heart of a lion. He will try and put his head on any ball to try and score, I know that. He takes risks and I think it would be a feat for Man United, just in the same way this Argentina defender [Lisandro Martinez] - 'The Butcher'... you see that guy going for every ball. He is similar to Osimhen."
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