Rio Ferdinand has recently put his support behind Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian international striker, expressing his desire to see the 21-year-old join Manchester United. Ferdinand believes that Osimhen is one of the best strikers in the world right now, and that he could be the perfect addition to the United team.
Osimhen has had an impressive season with Napoli, scoring 19 goals in 21 league appearances, and is believed to be a subject of interest for a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Ferdinand believes that United are in desperate need of reinforcements, despite their activity in the most recent transfer window, and that Osimhen is the perfect option for them. “I think Victor Osimhen, in terms of form and being that out-and-out number nine striker, is arguably in better form than anyone in the world at the moment” said Ferdinand.
Osimhen is already an established player at international level, having made his debut for Nigeria in 2019 and scoring eight goals in 16 appearances. He is known for his physicality and his ability to score goals with both feet, and his height of 6ft 1in would give Manchester United an additional aerial threat.
With the rumors of his potential move to the Old Trafford gathering pace, it will be interesting to see if Manchester United can secure the services of Victor Osimhen in the near future. It would certainly be a statement of intent from United, and Rio Ferdinand’s support should give them a boost in their efforts.