Victor Osimhen turned down Manchester United deal because he didn’t want to compete with his fellow Nigerian, Odion Ighalo.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Andrew Osimhen revealed this in an interview with Complete Sports. Victor’s brother said this was the reason Victor didn’t sign with Manchester United. It was out of respect he said after confirming that Manchester United was interested in his brother.
‘It is very true that Manchester United wanted Victor but he told me something like he had too much respect for Odion Ighalo to be competing for shirts with his senior colleague,’ Andrew said.
‘My brother holds Ighalo in high esteem and he just didn’t see himself going to Old Trafford to battle for a striking role with the highest goalscorer at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.’
You would recall that Odion Ighalo who joined Manchester United on loan from Shenghai Shenhua in January has gotten an extended contract that will last till next year.
Napoli signed Victor after being linked to a number of Premier League clubs during the transfer period.