Thierry Henry, a football icon, has pushed Manchester United to sign Harry Kane over in-form Napoli player Victor Osimhen because he has Premier League experience.
Nigerian striker Osimhen has been in excellent form for Napoli this season, scoring twice against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Wednesday night to bring his season total to 23 goals.
According to reports, United, who are looking for a new striker ahead of the summer transfer window, have identified the 24-year-old as a possible target because to his outstanding play with Gli Azzurri.
Kane, on the other hand, is having a fantastic 2022-23 season for Tottenham, having already scored 20 Premier League goals.
The England captain’s contract with Spurs expires this summer, which means he could be set to leave, and Henry has revealed that if he were in charge at Old Trafford, he would prefer Kane over Osimhen.
When asked by Jamie Carragher which forward United should sign this summer, the Arsenal legend said on CBS Sports: ‘Because of the Premier League and he knows the Premier League, if I’m Man United I go Kane.
‘That doesn’t mean Osimhen is not a good player or whatever, it has nothing to do with that. I think Osimhen can adapt in any league.
‘But if I’m Man United, I would look at [it like] ok, this guy doesn’t need to adapt to anything, he has a way of dropping and can allow Marcus Rashford to run in behind him when he drops.
‘Kane can play anywhere also by the way.’
Carragher asked the Frenchman which teams he could see Osimhen playing for in the future, to which he replied: ‘We go back to a Chelsea, we go back to a United if I’m thinking Premier League.
‘Paris Saint-Germain would look for a nine, because they are looking for a nine. So many teams I’m thinking, where is a nine missing?
‘We know [Erling] Haaland is there [at Man City], let’s not talk about Kane and where he’s gonna go or maybe stay [at Tottenham].
‘But those are the teams that I’m thinking are playing without a nine at the minute, or maybe they might lose one, because Paris Saint-Germain sometimes uses Kylian Mbappe inside, and we all know he’s not a nine. Is he gonna stay or not?
‘But he’s gonna go wherever he wants to go. I think he can adapt to a lot of sides.’