Paul Scholes is urging Manchester United to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan because he would ‘fit Ten Hag’s style of play’ better than Victor Osimhen – and the Old Trafford legend doubts Harry Kane will leave Tottenham
- Ten Hag is in the market for a striker after being forced to rely on Wout Weghorst
- Kane could leave Tottenham in the summer with just 12 months left on his deal
- However, Scholes said he believes the Spurs boss is “difficult to deal with”.
Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan because he would “fit Erik ten Hag’s style of play” better than Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
Wen Hag is in the market for a new striker after being forced to rely on loan striker Wout Weghorst up front in the absence of injured Anthony Martial.
Harry Kane, 29, could leave Tottenham at the end of the season with just 12 months left on his deal and is said to be wanted by the United manager.
However, former midfielder Scholes said he believes the current Tottenham boss is “a bit difficult to deal with” and that the England captain will not be leaving.
The Red Devils legend also said Napoli striker Osimhen would be better at Chelsea, but Martinez would “fit into Ten Hag’s style”.
Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan
The former United midfielder has said he does not think Harry Kane will leave Tottenham in the summer
Speaking to BT Sport, the 48-year-old said: “I don’t think Kane will leave Tottenham. I think Dan Levy is difficult to deal with.
“I think Osimhen is a great player, but I think he’s better suited to Chelsea. I think Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan would fit Ten Hag’s style of play.
Argentine striker Martinez forged a formidable partnership with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku under Antonio Conte during the 2020-21 season to win the title in Italy.
Last year, the 25-year-old was linked with Chelsea and Tottenham – where he was set to join up with his former boss Conte.
Osimhen has cemented his place as one of the most powerful strikers in the world at Napoli this season and is the top scorer in Serie A.
He has scored 23 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions and is expected to be in high demand once the summer transfer window opens.
The 24-year-old has been vocal about his admiration for playing in the Premier League.
The Red Devils legend has also said that Napoli striker Osimhen is more suitable for a Chelsea transfer
Osimhen has cemented his place as one of the world’s most powerful strikers at Napoli this season
He gave another update on his future when asked about United’s apparent interest in interviewing him Sports 1.
I don’t know what the future holds. I think I’m on the right track, Osimhen said.
At the end of the season, I will sit down with my agents and discuss everything. I will also be in talks with the club.
I am very grateful to Naples. We will find a good solution together.
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