Newcastle United has entered the race to sign Napoli’s prolific scorer Victor Osimhen, taking on Manchester United and Chelsea in the process. Newcastle, an unfamiliar brand on such a prominent stage, have created a commotion with their bold goals.
Juggernauts throughout Europe have turned their attention to Osimhen, who has far surpassed expectations in Serie A with his goal-scoring. He scored a staggering 25 league goals in the Scudetto-winning season, which put him on the radar of many top clubs.
Gazzetta dello Sport writes that Newcastle is not merely taking part in this pursuit as a spectator. According to reports, the Magpies have started speaking with Osimhen’s agency. However, they’ll probably have to spend a fortune because Osimhen has a price tag of roughly £130 million.
The Nigerian marksman has been the target of Manchester United’s relentless pursuit. But according to La Repubblica in Italy (via Get Football), United could not be willing to increase their offer above €110 million.
Chelsea is also interested in the attacker, but to pay for Osimhen’s transfer, they will have to sell some of their current players. Both heavyweights’ potential hesitations might turn out to be Newcastle’s best chance.
Are the Magpies willing to meet Napoli’s demands for their star striker this summer? That remains to be seen. Off the heels of Newcastle’s fantastic season comes this bold move. In the Premier League, they finished in the top four, securing them a spot in the Champions League alongside Manchester United.
Chelsea, on the other hand, was unable to hold onto a top-six league position and is therefore eliminated from the continental competition. This will undoubtedly make it more difficult for the team to sign Osimhen, who will play in the Champions League if he continues with Napoli next season.
Mason Mount, a multi-talented dynamo for the Blues, has caught the attention of Manchester United, according to Sky Sports News. There hasn’t been a formal offer submitted for the outstanding Chelsea midfielder, so the ink isn’t quite dry yet.
In the early going, United took the initiative to contact Mount about his availability for this year. The complicated issue over Mount’s future that is developing at Stamford Bridge seems to have given the Red Devils more confidence to pursue.
Mount, a Chelsea Academy graduate, has played a significant role in the team’s recent success. Since moving up to the senior team, the 24-year-old has achieved the success that he can proudly display in his trophy cabinet, including the Champions League and Club World Cup. He has appeared in three consecutive FA Cup finals, making him a regular figure on the big stage.
The potential transfer of Victor Osimhen to the Premier League, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Newcastle United expressing interest in signing the Napoli striker. Newcastle’s involvement in the race for Osimhen has surprised many due to their relative lack of prominence.
While Manchester United and Chelsea have been pursuing the player, their hesitations and financial considerations could give Newcastle a chance to secure his services. The article also mentions that Mason Mount of Chelsea is being targeted by Manchester United, although no formal offer has been made. Mount has been a key player for Chelsea and has enjoyed success with the club, including winning the Champions League.