It no longer news that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown interest in Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as part of his mission to find a goalscoring striker who will be in the team on a long-term basis.
The former Wolfsburg striker has been in an impressive form since he joined Ligue 1 side Lille last summer and the Red Devils manager is keenly interested in his services.
However, the Old Trafford outfits will have to defeat Chelsea if they must capture the 21-year-old Nigerian because the blues are reportedly eyeing a possible move for his signature.
Despite the Tammy Abraham’s impressive form in front of goal prior to the Coronavirus-enforced break, Lampard is very much interested in adding more firepower to his team ahead of next season.
As it stands, neither the red Devils nor their arch-rival Chelsea have made an official move for his services, no thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the youngster now has a very difficult decision to make as it is obviously uneasy to choose between the Blues and the Red Devils who are definitely among the best clubs in Premier League’s history.
Having struggled at Wolfsburg some years back, he will be very cautious of choosing his next club in order to maintain his impressive rise to stardom in the next campaign.
However, he must considers these three factors before choosing between the two Premier League giants:
1. Regular Game Time
Manchester United have a young, experienced and potential scorer in Marcus Rashford which means he might be unable to break into Solskjaer’s starting lineup as soon as possible.
His compatriot Odion Ighalo will possibly sign a permanent deal for the Red Devils following the goalscoring prowess he’s shown for the team so far.
This will further deny him the chance of breaking into the first XI at the Theater of Dreams.
He stands a better chance if enjoying constant game-time at Stamford Bridge as the Blues only have Tammy Abraham as their young natural centre-forward.
With Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi both likely to find greener pastures this summer, it might just be the right time for the Lille star to follow the footstep of his predecessor Nicholas Pepe.
2. Chances Of Winning Laurels
Both sides are currently not in their best and none of them is guaranteed to win the Premier League trophy in the 2020-21 season — no disrespect to both clubs.
Judging by their performances since the start of this season, I can only say that both sides have equal chances of winning medals in the future.
3. Premier League’s Physical Nature
We have seen many youngsters struggled to make it in England despite their blistering form for their previous clubs.
This situation is often attached to the highly physical nature of the league which requires every team to play at least 4 matches in just 12 days during festive period.
As much as playing for Chelsea or Manchester United is a great achievement for such a youngster, Osimhen must consider the physical aspect of League and be sure if he has all it takes to feature in the country’s top-flight league next season.