Despite Manchester United and a number of other European teams showing interest. Arsenal is now in the lead in the fight to recruit Victor Osimhen from Napoli this summer. Arsenal Make Victor Osimhen Transfer Decision
The 24-year-old has score an incredible 19 goals in 21 games this season. Making him the clear cut leading scorer in Serie A. Although he has played four more games than Osimhen. Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez is second with 14.
Osimhen has performed admirably for league-leading Napoli this season. A number of Premier League teams are reportedly interest in signing him. As Mikel Arteta is anticipate to return to the transfer market this summer, Arsenal is among those interest in signing the Nigerian striker.
Arsenal Make Victor Osimhen Transfer Decision
The Arsenal are the favourites to sign Osimhen ahead of United and Chelsea. Who are ready to seize the opportunity if they get the chance to sign him. According to Italian outlet Rai, as reported by Tutto Napoli.
Because of their positive history with Napoli, Paris Saint Germain has also been mention as a potential destination. In recent years, stars like Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani, and Fabian Ruiz have move from Naples to Paris.
Only ‘major clubs,’ it is thought, are in contact with Osimhen’s entourage about a potential transfer. To wrest him from Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, they would have to pay a record-breaking quantity of money, though.
Rai asserts that Napoli values Osimhen at least at £133 million, which would surpass Chelsea’s £106 million purchase of Enzo Fernandez in January and represent a British record transfer. But, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were purchased for £159 million and £197 million, respectively, so he wouldn’t be PSG’s record acquisition.
Nicolas Pepe was acquired by Arsenal from Lille for £72 million back in 2019. Arsenal has never paid more than that sum for a player. The top five most costly transfers are Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Ben White, Alexandre Lacazette, and Gabriel Jesus.
To sign Osimhen, the Gunners will have to break their transfer record, but it might be a risk worth taking. The north Londoners would be receiving a goal-scoring machine who also netted 18 goals across all competitions for Napoli to earn Champions League qualification last season.
After four victories in a row, Arteta’s team leads Manchester City by five points at the top of the Premier League standings. Eddie Nketiah, though, has been the Gunners’ lone senior striker since domestic play resumed in December as a result of Gabriel Jesus’ injury.
Brazil’s star Before suffering a knee injury during the World Cup that would keep him out of play for the next three months, Jesus enjoyed a strong first half of the season. Even though Nketiah has only scored four goals in 23 league games while he has been out, the Gunners have survived without him, demonstrating the necessity for another world-class forward to be added during the summer transfer window.