Jose Mourinho, who is in charge of AS Roma, has compared Manchester United target Victor Osimhen to the great Didier Drogba of Chelsea, but he has also warned that diving in England will not be tolerated. Osimhen, a striker for Napoli, has been linked to Manchester United for a long time.
The Nigerian striker is one of Erik ten Hag’s top summer goals, according to the Manchester Evening News. With a whopping 14 goals in just 16 games, Osimhen currently leads the Serie A in goals scored. Napoli has emerged as the front-runner in the Serie A race this season thanks in large part to his performances.
On Sunday, January 29, Osimhen scored the opening goal in Napoli’s 2-1 victory over Roma under Mourinho. The Manchester United target received praise from the Portuguese manager following the game, claiming that he was comparable to Chelsea icon Drogba.
Mourinho said that if he had the money, he would have bought the 24-year-old, but he told him to stop being so dramatic. Didier did not dive, so he is comparable to Drogba in level. OK if Victor alters himself. The ex-Chelsea mastermind stated,
“If I were at a club with a lot of money, I would buy him.” However, “he needs to change if he does go to England one day, because in Italy they put up with this kind of behavior, whereas in the Premier League, they would come down hard on him.”
Drogba was under Mourinho’s management at Chelsea for two seasons, from 2004 to 2007 and from 2014 to 2015. The former Chelsea striker scored 73 goals and provided 38 assists in 186 competitive games under Mourinho.
According to well-known journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United has received ten offers for the young forward Anthony Elanga. The expert on transfers claims that Borussia Dortmund and PSV have made offers to the Red Devils, but they have not yet approved any moves. They will most likely make their decision at the end of the January transfer window.
“Ten (!) have been given to Manchester United. PSV Eindhoven is pushing to sign Anthony Elanga on loan in response to Borussia Dortmund’s request, Romano wrote on Twitter. “At this time, Manchester United has not given their approval; the decision will be made in the final 24 to 48 hours.”
Elanga has two assists in 20 games this season for the Red Devils across all competitions. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played a lot for Ten Hag’s team, United might be reluctant to let him go in January because they don’t have any other options up top.
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