English Premier League Club Interested in Signing Impressive Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen

English Premier League Club Interested in Signing Impressive Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen could be playing in the English Premier League next season as reports say Arsenal are interested in the Nigerian
  • Following the departure of Aubameyang to Spanish side Barcelona, Arsenal are now left with Lacazette and Nketiah as strikers
  • Mikel Arteta is already hoping he could secure the services of Osimhen to help bolster his attack next season

English giants Arsenal are reportedly desperate in signing a new striker as Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen is said to be on their radar, Mirror reports.

The Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to improve his squad’s attack, but he will need to convince Italian side Napoli to sell the Super Eagles player.

It was gathered that Tottenham are also monitoring the player’s situation in Italy as Antonio Conte is also said to be interested.

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Victor Osimhen linked with a move to Arsenal. Photo: Maurizio Lagana
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Since losing former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Spanish giants Barcelona in the January transfer window, Arsenal are in need of another striker.

Arteta only has Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah at his disposal as strikers and now they are in search of another forward.

Both players are out of contract at the end of the season and have rarely impressed in front of goal with just three Premier League goals between them – all scored by Lacazette.

Complete Sports reports that Arsenal will make signing a forward a priority in the summer which has led them to pursue Napoli’s Osimhen.

Arteta appoints new Arsenal captain

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has appointed Alexander Lacazette as the club's new captain for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Gunners have been without a substantive skipper since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the role following "a disciplinary breach."

And with the Gabonese striker already past tense at the Emirates following his January switch to Barcelona, Arteta has resolved to fill the role with Lacazette.

This will not be the first time Lacazette is sporting the Arsenal armband, having captained the north London on several occasions this term.

However, the Frenchman has been handed the role on a permanent basis, with Arteta making the announcement during his press conference ahead of Arsenal's trip to Wolves.

Liverpool urged to sign Arsenal youngster

Sports Brief earlier reported that Liverpool have been advised to make a transfer move for Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka as a long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah.

Salah, who has been fantastic for Liverpool since he joined them from AS Roma in the summer of 2017 has his future at Anfield hanging in the balance.

The Egypt international is yet to pen an extension to his current deal with the Reds which has just 18 months left to run.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.