Victor Osimhen speaks on Arsenal transfer speculation after Gunners make £51m bid

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen concedes he’s uncertain about his future at the club and ‘anything can happen’ amid reports that Arsenal have made a £51m bid for the player.

The Nigerian star has spent two years in Naples since the Serie A side won the race for his signature when he decided on leaving Lille in 2020.




The 23-year-old scored 18 goals in 32 games in all competitions last season and he’s taken his form for his club into displays with his country, with Osimhen scoring four as Nigeria beat Sao Tome and Principe in qualification for the Africa Cup of Nation this week.

Reports in Italy claim the Gunners have placed a £51m offer for the Nigerian, though Napoli have turned it down as they value him at closer to £85million.




‘I always go out on the pitch to do my best both with the national team and with my club,’ said Osimhen.

‘I don’t know my future, I know anything can happen, but now I just want to go on holiday with my family, clear my head and recharge my batteries. ‘Then we’ll take care of everything else.’

Arsenal’s interest in Osimhen stems from their frustration over a transfer move for Manchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazil international had been MIkel Arteta’s main target to replace Alexandre Lacazette, who joined Lyon earlier this month.




But interest in Jesus has been ramped up elsewhere, with Chelsea and Real Madrid now reportedly keen on the forward. And City want around £45m to part with the player.

JB

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