Manchester United set to pay £42.5m to sign a supercenter forward

Manchester United will need a center forward if Ronaldo leaves, and sources say they are willing to agree to a £42.5 million contract with Napoli to sign Victor Osimhen.

According to Tutto Sport, the Red Devils are poised to make a 120 million euro bid for the Nigerian striker during the summer transfer window.

Manager, Luciano Spalletti, has admitted that everyone would love to coach Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Italian news source claim that super agent, Jorge Mendes, is pushing to take his client to the city of Naples.

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The representative has already met with the agents of Osimhen, who will receive a written contract offer worth £42.5m (50 million euros – 10 million euros per year for 5 years) once United is convinced to invest a hefty fee.

In this complex deal, Ronaldo would move to Napoli and the Red Devils would pay 75% of his £23.5 million per year salary.

It must be remembered that the Old Trafford outfit has already agreed on the most expensive deal of the summer worth 100 million euros for Brazilian winger, Antony.

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As per Tutto Sport, at least 120 million euros would be needed to sign the 23-year-old African center forward.

The last term, in 32 appearances, Osimhen directly contributed to 24 goals (18 goals and 6 assists). As far as the current campaign is concerned, the young striker scored a goal and provided an assist in the opening league game vs Hellas Verona.

Moreover, he found the net again on Match Day 2 to earn all three points for Napoli against Monza. Last night, the former Charleroi No.9 featured for 78 minutes against Fiorentina in a contest that ended 0-0.

Due to the figures involved, the operation is complicated and it remains to be seen whether all parties can complete the deals before the transfer window shuts down on Thursday evening.

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