Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag is facing an important dilemma regarding the summer transfer window. The Red Devils have nearly £100m for a new striker, and the two main names who could play at Old Trafford next season are Harry Kane and Napoli's Victor Osimhen. With both alternatives looking mission-achievable, it is up to Ten Hag to weigh up the options, to determine which player best fits his vision for United.
Sources close to the club suggest that although Harry Kane has proven himself in the Premier League for several seasons, Victor Osimhen is more suited to what the Dutchman will create at United. In addition to the ability to score goals, the Napoli player is fast, physically superior and quite aggressive in pressing. All of these attributes fit Ten Hag's playstyle quite well.
The latter has been tracking the Napoli striker since last summer, and although there are some doubts over his injuries, Osimhen is thought to be at the top of the United manager's list in terms of attack.
However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is not expected to give up the Nigerian easily, as Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in his services. But the transfer of Harry Kane is not an easy mission, as the president of Tottenham, Daniel Levy, does not prefer the player to become part of a team in the Premier League.
However, Levy may be forced to "let go", given that next season, Kane will enter the final year of his current contract with the club. Having said that, Tottenham cannot risk losing Kane at zero cost, and this gives United an advantage, should the Red Devils decide to focus on the English bomber.