Newcastle United will compete with Manchester United for Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen

Newcastle United has joined Manchester United in the race to recruit Victor Osimhen, a Nigerian striker.

In 30 appearances for Napoli across all competitions, the 23-year-old forward scored 17 goals and added six assists.

According to Calciomercato, Napoli could be waiting for an offer that exceeds the £85 million mark before agreeing on a trade.

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The Nigerian international is said to want to play in the Premier League after moving from the Bundesliga to Belgium and then Ligue 1 before joining Napoli for £67 million in 2020.

Newcastle’s recent takeover implies they can afford to iron out the transfer fees and wages that Osimhen will want.

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Eddie Howe’s priority will be to sign a forward, with Callum Wilson, who has only six Premier League goals, as his top scorer.

They already spent £25 million on Burnley striker Chris Wood in January, but they still want to sign another striker.

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