Man Utd and Chelsea target is 'better' than Erling Haaland, says Didi Hamann

Didi Hamann has hailed Victor Osimhen as the ‘best centre forward in the world’ and insists the Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target is ‘probably better’ than Erling Haaland.

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Nigeria striker Osimhen is enjoying a brilliant season at Napoli, scoring 23 goals in 28 appearances to help Luciano Spalletti’s side soar 18 points clear in Serie A and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

A number of clubs have been linked with summer moves for Osimhen and Hamann says ‘every top club’ should be looking to secure his signature at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Germany midfielder believes Osimhen is even better than Haaland, who has enjoyed an equally impressive season at the Etihad.

The Norway talisman has scored 45 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and became Man City’s highest goalscorer in a single season after netting five in the 7-0 rout over RB Leipzig in midweek.

Despite this, Hamann favours Osimhen over Haaland, telling BestGamblingSites: ‘For me, Osimhen is probably a better all round player than Haaland right now and links up play better.

‘Haaland is a very direct player and I was cautious whether he really fits into that Man City team.

‘He may prove me wrong at the moment, if you look at his goal scoring and stats, but they could still be trophyless at the end of the season.

‘I think he’s a player every top club should go for, because, for me at the moment Osimhen is the best centre forward in the world.’

While Osimhen is loving his time at Serie A champions-elect Napoli, he admitted earlier this month that it was his ‘dream’ to one day move to the Premier League.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old as Erik ten Hag looks for a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Chelsea are also considering a move to solve their goalscoring issues.

‘Playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for me and a good fit,’ Osimhen said earlier in the month.

‘Now, I’m in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A. But of course, a lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league.

‘I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day. But like I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.’

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