Home Entertainment Victor Osimhen ‘turned down Manchester United transfer before joining Napoli because he...

Victor Osimhen ‘turned down Manchester United transfer before joining Napoli because he didn’t want to compete with Odion Ighalo,’ his brother reveals



Victor Osimhen’s brother has revealed he turned down a potential move to Manchester United before joining Napoli for £54million.

The 21-year-old promising striker moved to the Italian club from Lille earlier this summer in the big-money deal, which made him Nigeria’s most expensive player.

Speaking in a new interview with Complete Sports, his brother, Andrew Osimhen disclosed that United were interested in signing him, but since his fellow Nigerian Odion Ighalo is already at Old Trafford, Victor decided not to make the move out of respect.

‘It is very true that Manchester United wanted Victor but he told me something like he had too much respect for Odion Ighalo to be competing for shirts with his senior colleague,’ Andrew said.

‘My brother holds Ighalo in high esteem and he just didn’t see himself going to Old Trafford to battle for a striking role with the highest goalscorer at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.’

Ighalo joined United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January and his deal with the club has been extended until the next year.

Osimhen was linked with a number of Premier League clubs but ended up joining Napoli.

Previous articlePHOTOS: Woman kick-starts a campaign to photograph 500 women’s private parts to prove they are beautiful
Next articleNigerians respond better when they are treated like animals — Actress Belinda Effah
An International Stringer, PR Expert, Travel & Active Adventure Reporter, and Fashion Contributor, Living in a Country of Which Divides the World Into Two Equal Halves - The Republic of Ghana to Be Exact. I Can Be South African Sometimes, and Can Be Visibly Spotted in the City of Gold, Johannesburg. I AM AN ERA!