Premier League side Arsenal have a serious interest in Victor Osimhen and the striker has just hinted that a summer exit is very much on the cards.
Napoli are trying really hard to hold onto the Nigerian international but he’s just claimed that his future at the club remains very much uncertain thereby opening the doors for a possible move to Arsenal.
“I don’t know my future, I know anything can happen, but now I just want to go on vacation with my family, clear my head and recharge my batteries. Then we’ll take care of the rest,” he told reporters.
“I know there are many rumours that they would like me in Spain or in England, but I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it now that I’m with the national team.”
Victor Osimhen has now entered the top-10 of Nigeria's all-time leading scorers.
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Will Arsenal be able to sign Victor Osimhen?
Victor Osimhen has been one of the key players for Napoli and last season, he scored 14 in 27 league games for Napoli so a player like him will be the perfect addition to the Arsenal squad.
The Gunners saw the exit of Aubameyang in January and earlier this month, Lacazette also moved out of the club so Mikel Arteta is currently looking to bring in at least two centre-forwards.
Arsenal are already making great progress in signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and now this statement from Victor Osimhen will give them a lot of hope.
However, the Gunners won’t find it easy to sign the 23-year-old because Napoli want around £70-80 million for him and it will be very difficult for the English side to gather such massive amounts of funds. Mikel Arteta will be working on a limited budget because his side will be playing in the Europa League next season and he already has plans to spend around £70-75 million on the signings of Jesus and Tielemans.
Also, now that Victor Osimhen has hinted at a possible exit we expect many other clubs to queue up infront of his door and this will make things even more challenging for Arsenal.