Kane or Osimhen? Rio Ferdinand reveals who Manchester United should sign
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes his former club will become title contenders if they sign either Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen this summer.
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The Red Devils have made great strides under Erik ten Hag this term and they’re still battling on four fronts, with Barcelona to come in the Europa League at Old Trafford tonight.
Ten Hag spent £220m last summer, strengthening at centre-back, central midfield and in wide areas.
However, he’s expected to save most of his budget this summer to invest in a top class striker given the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in December and the injury struggles of Anthony Martial.
United have a long-term interest in England skipper Kane and he’ll have just 12 months to run on his contract by the end of the season.
However, at 29, Kane would be joining for the short-term and that’s unlikely to be taken into account by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in his asking price.
Ferdinand therefore favous a move for Osimhen, given the Nigeria international is just 24 and would have far greater resale value.
‘I think if I was talking about investing and looking after my money, I’d probably go for Osimhen,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.
‘There’s resale value with his age at 24 years old. It’s gonna be a huge outlay.’
However, Ferdinand did admit he’d be delighted with either striker joining United and says they can transform his former club into title challengers.
‘I’d take either. I’ve got be honest with you, if Manchester United add either of those two players you mentioned to their roster they become title contenders,’ Ferdinand continued.
‘On form he’s [Osimhen] flying. You’ve got Rashford and him who are absolutely flying in terms of form.
‘But when you talks about the best players in the world, the Mbappe’s of this world are still levels above.’
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