Victor Osimhen has already given an honest verdict on Arsenal transfer amid new links
Arsenal are interested in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to recent reports.
The Gunners had actively sought a deal for Fiorentina leader Dusan Vlahovic, but as football.londonreported earlier in the month the player had told close friends that he was more into a move to Juventus or Inter Milan, with the former now on the verge of a move for the club. Serbian international.
That left technical director Edu exploring a deal for other centre-forwards across Europe, with the likes of Lille star Jonathan David and Real Sociedad youngster Alexander Isak both named as potential targets.
Now Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, via Soccer Italyhave claimed Osimhen is of interest to the north London side, with Newcastle United also interested in the 23-year-old.
A deal for the Nigeria international looks unlikely this month as we enter the final days of the window.
However, the prolific leader has already admitted his desire to play in the Premier League one day, potentially opening the door for a future move to Emirates Stadium at some point in the future.
“I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament (Under-17 World Cup) ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal,” Osimhen said. The Independent back in 2020.
“I had a lot of options. Barcelona; InterMilan; Atletico Madrid; Juventus and the others. Arsenal were a good option but they weren’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing when I was 18.
“I wanted to go somewhere where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.
“Of course one day I would like to play for a big club in England… my priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.