Victor Osimhen’s brother claims the Nigerian striker rejected the possibility to affix Manchester United in the summertime window due to his respect in direction of Odion Ighalo.
Osimhen shone whereas at Lille final season and was rewarded for his nice type when he secured an enormous transfer to Napoli again in July.
The 21-year-old had been closely linked with a transfer to the Premier League previous to his switch with United, Liverpool and Tottenham all touted as potential suitors.
Osimhen’s brother, Andrew, claims United confirmed real curiosity in making an attempt to signal the ahead earlier this 12 months however he says there was no likelihood of the transfer taking place whereas Ighalo remained on the membership.
Ighalo and fellow Nigerian Osimhen have a detailed friendship and based on the striker’s brother it was this mutual respect which made him reject a transfer to Previous Trafford.
“It is rather true that Manchester United wished Victor however he advised me one thing like he had an excessive amount of respect for Odion Ighalo to be competing for shirts together with his senior colleague,” Andrew advised Full Sports activities.
“My brother holds Ighalo in excessive esteem and he simply didn’t see himself going to Previous Trafford to battle for a hanging position with the very best goalscorer on the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.”
United agreed a mortgage extension for Ighalo earlier within the season which is able to see him stay on the membership till the tip of January subsequent 12 months.