Report: Rangnick target €100m Nigerian striker to replace Ronaldo

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An Italian reporter Ciro Venerato, has claimed that Manchester United is interested in signing Nigerian international Victor Osimhen.

Reports have it that United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the club at the end of the season, and the Napoli striker has been deemed as a worthy replacement.

Venerato believes that Napoli’s owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, would be keen to do business if the Serie A club received a bid in the region of 100 million euros for the 23-year-old.

“Manchester United focuses on the Nigerian, Rangnick wants him to replace Cristiano Ronaldo,” Venerato said on La Domenica Sportiva, according to calcioinpillole.

“The club and the player have already been probed, with President De Laurentiis valuing him 100 million.

“At the same time, Napoli asked Sassuolo for information for Scamacca, considered by Spalletti as the best possible heir of Osimhen.”

Osimhen joined Napoli from French Ligue 1 side Lille in 2020, and has blossomed into a hot property due to his fine form. His contract is due in the summer of 2023.