Demands of Victor Osimhen may hinder Premier League movements


Napoli striker Victor Osimhen outlines criteria for his next club as rumours of a summer move to the Premier League continue to circulate.

Osimhen, 23, has 17 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, playing a key part in Napoli’s Serie A championship defense. 

Luciano Spalletti’s team will, at the at least, qualify for the Champions League, and Osimhen would only join a club that will compete in Europe’s premier league next season. 

Napoli has given the player’s representation permission to put out feelers to Premier League clubs.  

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It was claimed earlier this week that Manchester United made a ‘undeniable’ proposal of more than €100 million for Osimhen, but the demand for Champions League play will dash their ambitions of acquiring the Nigeria international. 

United are five points behind fourth-place Arsenal with three games remaining, but the Gunners, who have also made Osimhen a target, are far from sure in their Champions League berth and must still go to fifth-place Spurs to play the rearranged North London Derby.  

Liverpool is another team that has interest in Osimhen, but there are questions about their readiness to enter a bidding battle that is likely to approach €100 million, considering their existing attackers’ blazing form. 

Osimhen had a major face injury in November, but he has scored seven goals in ten games since his comeback.  

“From the moment I had my operation, I read some people saying, ‘The season is for him, When he returns, he will not go head-to-head with a defender.’ 

‘Even with a mask, he can’t nod the ball,’ and such such nonsense. The majority of my uncertainties serve as fuel for me. Because I know who I am and what sort of heart I have. It means a lot to me to be able to return and keep the goals coming”.  

“I appreciate people that have worked so hard with me to make sure I’m okay even when I had the surgery and everything”.

“They probably doubts me returning to my best because of the impact the facial incident could’ve had on my mental health.” 

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