Victor Osimhen

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He's on 14 goals right now at the halfway point of the season. He's had freak injuries/bad luck in recent seasons with fractured cheekbones and two bouts of covid that have prevented him accruing the minutes required to put up big scoring numbers but his goalscoring rate per minute is better than Harry Kanes.
In a much, much worse league. I like Osimhen but in a debate between and Kane, it's not even close. Osimhen is the more "exotic" and exciting signing but Kane is a safe one and one of the best strikers in the world.
 

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Well if we really are THAT poor, theres a few free transfers we could consider...

Benzema (35)
Marcus Thuram (25)
Moussa Demeble (26)
Jeez things are well grim if we have to shop in the free agents market for a striker. I would take Benzema despite the age but doubt he joins his old mates Rapha & Casa.
 
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That’s fine, we can get Vlahovic who’s cheaper.

Juve spent £61m plus £9m performance bonus on him. I don’t think he will cost more than £75m (probably £65m-£70m). He’s affordable given the situation Juve are into right now.
 

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Was listening to Utd Voice podcast earlier,one person on that said have we got enough creativity behind him to get the best out of this guy.
 

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Was listening to Utd Voice podcast earlier,one person on that said have we got enough creativity behind him to get the best out of this guy.
Rashford, Erksen, Bruno, Sancho, Gernacho, Casemiro, Antony... We're hardly starved for talent in the squad
 

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I like his heading ability but he kind of reminds me of a more stronger more physical version of Welbeck or Abraham in terms of technical ability. I’m not 100% sure he will be that great in the PL considering his price as well.
 
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He's on 14 goals right now at the halfway point of the season. He's had freak injuries/bad luck in recent seasons with fractured cheekbones and two bouts of covid that have prevented him accruing the minutes required to put up big scoring numbers but his goalscoring rate per minute is better than Harry Kanes.
Has he? That’s fair enough. I’m not saying he’s shit, and he is only 24. I was just saying there isn’t really a prolific option out there right now. If a 25 year old Lewandowski was on the market right now he’d be worth 150m easy.
 

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I like his heading ability but he kind of reminds me of a more stronger more physical version of Welbeck or Abraham in terms of technical ability. I’m not 100% sure he will be that great in the PL considering his price as well.
Keep seeing about a question mark with this technical ability,pity we can't find someone who has the pace,finishing and technique as well.
 

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That’s fine, we can get Vlahovic who’s cheaper.

Juve spent £61m plus £9m performance bonus on him. I don’t think he will cost more than £75m (probably £65m-£70m). He’s affordable given the situation Juve are into right now.
This is fine but what exactly has Vlahovic shown for United to pay that much for him? He has been mediocre at best at Juventus.

Nothing to suggest he can be a top top level striker.
 

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This is fine but what exactly has Vlahovic shown for United to pay that much for him? He has been mediocre at best at Juventus.

Nothing to suggest he can be a top top level striker.
What options do we have if Kane signs a new deal and Osimhen cost 110m?
 

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Watched a bit of Napoli recently, can't help but be impressed but like many others I'm concerned about the standard of the league. Hope they go deep into the CL for obvious reasons.

How did he play against Liverpool?
 

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Watched a bit of Napoli recently, can't help but be impressed but like many others I'm concerned about the standard of the league. Hope they go deep into the CL for obvious reasons.

How did he play against Liverpool?
Wasn't he really good in the home game,be intrigued to see him up against some more Premier League opposition in Champions League.
 

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This whole conservation is pie in the sky stuff. There is no money. I hope I win the lottery before june so I can buy that house is where we are at the moment. Any speculation should be saved until we know if we have new owners or "In situ Leeches" plus one. In reality, by the time the Jan window shuts Chelsea will have bought all potential targets anyway for all teams. Transfer news will be like the Mary Celeste which is funny as it were American registered too.
 

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Has he? That’s fair enough. I’m not saying he’s shit, and he is only 24. I was just saying there isn’t really a prolific option out there right now. If a 25 year old Lewandowski was on the market right now he’d be worth 150m easy.
25 year old Lewandowski scored 17 goals in the league for an incredibly dominant Bayern Munich. Worth remembering that. The following year he scored 30. Osimhen is a year younger and will easily surpass that tally. He's still developing.
 

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I know he isn't putting up the kind of numbers that Kane has managed for around the last 6/7 years, however still feel at 24 there is definitely room for more development with him. I think we have already seen how much Erik's coaching has improved existing players so intrigued to see what he could do.
 

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I know he isn't putting up the kind of numbers that Kane has managed for around the last 6/7 years, however still feel at 24 there is definitely room for more development with him. I think we have already seen how much Erik's coaching has improved existing players so intrigued to see what he could do.
He's scoring at similar rates and sometimes higher though. It's just he's had some freak injuries (e.g. broken cheekbone) and illnesses that have meant he's played half the minutes that Kane has managed in the last couple of years which have prevented him from reaching the same goal tallies.
 

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He's scoring at similar rates and sometimes higher though. It's just he's had some freak injuries (e.g. broken cheekbone) and illnesses that have meant he's played half the minutes that Kane has managed in the last couple of years which have prevented him from reaching the same goal tallies.
Shame we got rid of Keane's brother for the negotiating because Napoli are gonna be nightmare to deal with
 

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I like his heading ability but he kind of reminds me of a more stronger more physical version of Welbeck or Abraham in terms of technical ability. I’m not 100% sure he will be that great in the PL considering his price as well.
Not fully sold on his technique either. It's a big step-up going from the Serie A to the PL.
 

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Just had a look at the 35 he scored last calendar year... v impressive, in that penalty box for the ball across, and fantastic in the air, which i absolutely love! I do think we have to factor in the Premiership, where I think the change, rather than the difficulty in playing style, media hype etc has an impact... so the transition is rarely seamless. And this will be big-money-super-hyped-up signing.

I see a Drogba type player here, and he wasn't bad.

Over Vlahovic? For me, under ETH (which is key...), yes.
 

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Just had a look at the 35 he scored last calendar year... v impressive, in that penalty box for the ball across, and fantastic in the air, which i absolutely love! I do think we have to factor in the Premiership, where I think the change, rather than the difficulty in playing style, media hype etc has an impact... so the transition is rarely seamless. And this will be big-money-super-hyped-up signing.

I see a Drogba type player here, and he wasn't bad.

Over Vlahovic? For me, under ETH (which is key...), yes.
Would be over the moon with either and both offer a very different style,just depends what Erik wants to fit his system
 

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He is stuck with Napoli. Same as Koulibaly and Hamsik before him.
Their owner is nuts.
 

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How did he play against Liverpool?
really well until he got injured winning a penalty making VVD look like a chump, that was like 20 minutes into the game. Napoli kept beating them like a drum after he was subbed off
 

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Yeah he priced out both of them at their peak
He will go for crazy money, especially with Chelsea behaving like NBA rookie with his first paycheck.
De Laurentis is nuts but he never cave and lower his demands.
IMHO I don't think we are after him, maybe with ownership things will change. We will put all our eggs in one basket( Kane), it is our style.
 

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He will go for crazy money, especially with Chelsea behaving like NBA rookie with his first paycheck.
De Laurentis is nuts but he never cave and lower his demands.
IMHO I don't think we are after him, maybe with ownership things will change. We will put all our eggs in one basket( Kane), it is our style.
with uEFA changing its rules for player amortisation across 5 years only, Chelsea exploited this loop hole to spend big eventually this will catch up with them especially if they miss on top 4 this year …

and I really hope he is our top target as he will transform our attacking front …
 

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with uEFA changing its rules for player amortisation across 5 years only, Chelsea exploited this loop hole to spend big eventually this will catch up with them especially if they miss on top 4 this year …

and I really hope he is our top target as he will transform our attacking front …
UEFA is joke. When the city got away, all the rules become empty words. And I just don't trust Chelsea, PsG and City. They are probably paying bonuses to players under the table.

But I agree with you, he would be so good for us. With him and another CM we would be a top team.
 

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He could go to Arsenal. They are building something big there if they can get Caicedo into a midfield with Odegaard and Partey. A front 3 of Martinelli, Osimhen and Saka would be disgusting.
 
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