Victor Osimhen

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He's apparently on the table for a transfer this summer... and then there's this;


Didn't come to United before out of respect for Ighalo.. apparently
 

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Of all the available strikers I've actually seen enough of to have an opinion on, he'd be the one I wanted. But I fear he may be too expensive for our tastes this summer.
 

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I think he's potentially very good but at that price won't be happening.
 

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Would like him to be our striker option but be surprised if we're paying that much for anyone this summer.
 
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Good player and has done well to cope with the pressure of being a big money signing at Napoli. But as a Nigerian, I'd take Emmanuel Dennis over him due to his comparative weakness in build up.
 

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isn't his scoring record completely average. Why do fees like this get mentioned for guys who've already moved for huge money and done basically nothing
Its Napoli.. They are constantly trying to sell their players at overinflated values.. No one bites..

Not just Napoli.. there are a few other Serie A clubs as well.

Belotti was 100m. Milinkovic Savic was the same.. Koulibaly is still looking for his 100m move.
 

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isn't his scoring record completely average. Why do fees like this get mentioned for guys who've already moved for huge money and done basically nothing
Agents talking.

I'd like to hope our days of spending stupid money on players like him are over.
 

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Of all the available strikers I've actually seen enough of to have an opinion on, he'd be the one I wanted. But I fear he may be too expensive for our tastes this summer.
I agree.

Not that different from Lukaku on the ball, but Oshimen is a lot better off the ball. Plays with great intensity. Makes a huge difference.
 

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Good player and has done well to cope with the pressure of being a big money signing at Napoli. But as a Nigerian, I'd take Emmanuel Dennis over him due to his comparative weakness in build up.
Osimhen is a better player, which a much higher ceiling. I think Dennis had a bit of a freak season and will find it very hard to replicate.
 

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isn't his scoring record completely average. Why do fees like this get mentioned for guys who've already moved for huge money and done basically nothing
He’s struggled with injury but he’s been good.
 

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My issue with Osimhen is similar to Nunez. Technically average at best.
 

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For anyone saying Napoli are inflating the fee — don’t forget they paid over €70m for him in the first instance!
 

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I dont trust any of the numbers coming from Italy. Belotti was 100m, Koulibaly was 100m +, Savic was 100m.
 

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Osimhen is a better player, which a much higher ceiling. I think Dennis had a bit of a freak season and will find it very hard to replicate.
I agree Oshimen is better, but I have been following Dennis's career for the past 3 years and I am not surprised by his output.
 

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I dont trust any of the numbers coming from Italy. Belotti was 100m, Koulibaly was 100m +, Savic was 100m.
Bit different though this considering they paid 80m EUR for Osimhen in the first place
 

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Much prefer Nunez for similar prices personally.
 

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isn't his scoring record completely average. Why do fees like this get mentioned for guys who've already moved for huge money and done basically nothing
Everything about Osimhen is quite average. Not near elite level. Definitely not what we need. And that's coming from a fellow countryman.
 

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It makes sense in that he works hard in the attacking positions and works in a high pressing system. Doesn't make sense because Nkunku is a lot cheaper and a margin better.
 

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My issue with Osimhen is similar to Nunez. Technically average at best.
Same here. But I’m vary that it might not be that important. I think it tells us something that a striker as poor as Lukaku technically has been that popular by «top managers».

I think there is two possible explanations to why:

A) Being a striker actually dont (necessarily) demand that much from a player technically,
B) A striker is usually very little involved. At Bayern, under Pep, Lewandowski rarely had more than 3 % of the touches of the team total.

More than any other player, a striker is a tool. And in the modern game, pressing is a huge
part of the task for that tool. While a striker is rarely on the ball, he is off it, and close to the ball alot! With regard to running and pressong Oshimen and Nunez is both very good. But Oshimen is almost in a league of his own. And this, of course, is in stark contrast to someone like Lukaku.

In other words, if Oshimen has the potential to be a Lukaku that press like Cavani that is one hell of a striker.
 

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Same here. But I’m vary that it might not be that important. I think it tells us something that a striker as poor as Lukaku technically has been that popular by «top managers».

I think there is two possible explanations to why:

A) Being a striker actually dont (necessarily) demand that much from a player technically,
B) A striker is usually very little involved. At Bayern, under Pep, Lewandowski rarely had more than 3 % of the touches of the team total.

More than any other player, a striker is a tool. And in the modern game, pressing is a huge
part of the task for that tool. While a striker is rarely on the ball, he is off it, and close to the ball alot! With regard to running and pressong Oshimen and Nunez is both very good. But Oshimen is almost in a league of his own. And this, of course, is in stark contrast to someone like Lukaku.

In other words, if Oshimen has the potential to be a Lukaku that press like Cavani that is one hell of a striker.
I do agree with this. I accept that with strikers, numbers are far and away the most important. Haaland is the biggest example of this at the moment.
 

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I do agree with this. I accept that with strikers, numbers are far and away the most important. Haaland is the biggest example of this at the moment.
Probably true.

That being said, I’ve seen a lot of Haaland and in my opinion he is quite different from Lukaku technically. Actually reminds me alot of Nistelrooy. Great first touch.
 

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He’s a real beast of a striker I think he’d do very well in the premier league, said before I’d want him here and he’s said he wants to be here. The price is a little high though..
 

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I think he's very good. Not as many goals as someone like Haaland but for me he's one of the better all round strikers around. Really comes alive in the box and technically very solid.

But since Napoli already paid 80m for him, it shouldn't be a transfer for us. We need to move away from spending 100m on one player for a year or two and really focus on rebuilding our piss poor squad first with more 30m-50m players.
 

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For anyone saying Napoli are inflating the fee — don’t forget they paid over €70m for him in the first instance!
They didn't really though. Napoli "paid" Lille €70m for Osimhen and in return Lille paid them €20m for four completely worthless players (three anonymous academy kids who were quickly loaned out to 3rd/4th division Italian sides, one backup 35 year old GK who hadn't played the previous season and went on to make one appearance for Lille before retiring) who had a value close to zero. It was one of these dodgy Italian FFP deals, like the Arthur-Pjanic swap. His real valuation in the deal was effectively €50m.

Its hard for me to see United buying any striker for huge money unless Ronaldo is leaving this summer.
 

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What is it with Napoli and leaking crap to the press about REALLY not wanting to sell their players, but would be forced into it if someone pays a reasonable amount, a pittance really.

It didn't work with koulibaly, hasn't worked with Milinkovic-Savic and it won't work with Osimhen.

If they were somewhat realistic about their prices they'd have made some decent profits on all of the above, but they're greedy cnuts.

I genuinely don't get Italian clubs who do this, Napoli being the worst, but it's crazy the amount of times Italian clubs bend over backwards for Juve (Locatelli last year).
 

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Nigerian posters are saying not to sign Osimhen and Uruguayan posters are saying not to sign Darwin… mad market with the prices. Could easily be Lukaku and Moratta all over again.
Jonathan David is not a bad shout
 

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He is fantastic. Closest thing to Mbappe in the market, had he been playing for any European side, he’d be far more valued.
 
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