Arsenal Football Club are said to have held discussions with Nigeria’s Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, last week, as part of preparations to sign him next summer.
This was revealed by popular sports website, FootballTransfers, on Tuesday.
FootballTransfers revealed in an exclusive report published on its website that Arsenal Sporting Director, Edu Gaspar, reached out to the Serie A club owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, to inquire about the availability of Osimhen.
“We are informed that Arsenal sporting director, Edu Gaspar, contacted the owner of the Serie A club, Aurelio De Laurentiis, to ask about the availability of the player, having been given encouragement by the 24-year-old’s agent, Roberto Calenda.”
It added that Arsenal hope to bring in the Nigerian player in 2024.
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“We understand that the club wish to bring in a world-class No.9 in 2024. The Gunners’s squad last season shared the goals throughout, with Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka all scoring 15 each, while Gabriel Jesus, who contended with a serious injury, managed 11. Eddie Nketiah and Granit Xhaka scored nine a piece, the latter of whom departed to Bayer Leverkusen this window.
“We are told that Osimhen, whose contract is up at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in 2025, is not believed to be wanting to sign fresh terms with his current employers,” FootballTransfers reports.
Osimhen, on Sunday, reached a significant milestone, netting his 100th professional career goal from the penalty spot against Sassuolo.
The 24-year-old, who had already scored a brace in his debut game of the season, confidently placed the ball into the net’s left side. ,
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