MANCHESTER UNITED will be in the market for a striker in the summer with the Old Trafford club yet to find a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Five-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, 38, left United late last year after having his contract ripped up.

Man Utd are confident in signing Harry Kane IF Tottenham don't qualify for the Champions League


Man Utd are confident in signing Harry Kane IF Tottenham don’t qualify for the Champions LeagueCredit: PA
Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen is also a transfer target


Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen is also a transfer targetCredit: Getty

United and Erik ten Hag plugged the gap in January with the loan signing of Wout Weghorst.

The Dutchman has played 14 times for the Red Devils scoring just once.

But he played a part in United’s Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle last month.

Whether his loan move from Burnley is made permanent in the summer is yet to be seen.

Man Utd fans FUME at Weghorst for Anfield tunnel stunt before Liverpool clash
Football free bets: Get £40 bonus when you stake £10 with William Hill

But SunSport exclusively revealed that Man Utd are plotting a summer move for Tottenham and England star Harry Kane.

In fact, United believe they will land Kane, 29, this summer — if Tottenham finish outside the top four.

Old Trafford chiefs reckon Spurs missing out on a Champions League place will see them lower their £100million asking price.

Another striker target is Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

Most read in Premier League


But like Kane, the serial goal scorer is likely to cost a fortune especially with Napoli looking certain to win Serie A.

Premier League leaders Arsenal are also said to be leading the race to sign Osimhen.

Both Kane and Osimhen, 24, are two worthy successors to Ronaldo, but how do their stats compare?

Harry Kane vs Victor Osimhen

Across all competitions since the 2021-22 season, Kane has played a considerable more amount of games.

In 86 appearances to Osimhen’s 58, Kane has scored 47 and assisted 14.

Osimhen, on the other hand, has 39 goals and five assists.

But the Napoli ace’s goals and assists per 90 are better than Kane’s at 0.91.

Osimhen’s shot conversion also has the edge over the England captain.

Here's how Kane and Osimhen compare
Here’s how Kane and Osimhen compare

Kane is, however, far superior in the playmaking department.

He has created 121 chances to Osimhen’s 46.

And he has had more touches inside the opposition penalty area.

Gaz Beadle’s wife hits back after she’s mum-shamed over car seat
Nursery teacher reveals there are five types of mums when it comes to drop off

But Ten Hag may be drawn towards Osimhen’s youth, with the Napoli ace five years Kane’s junior.

And with years of improvement ahead of him, Osimhen’s best is yet to come.

Source link