Red Hot Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Reacts As Arsenal Submit £51M Bid to Napoli

Red Hot Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen Reacts As Arsenal Submit £51M Bid to Napoli

Babajide Orevba
June 15, 2022 at 12:17 PM
  • Victor Osimhen has attracted interest from several clubs in Europe following his impressive form for Serie A side Napoli
  • The Nigerian youngster has reacted after Premier League club Arsenal tabled a £51million bid for his signature
  • Although reports have it that Napoli rejected the offer from the Gunners, Osimhen has admitted he is unsure of his future

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has disclosed that he remains uncertain over his future with Italian side Napoli, saying 'anything can happen.'

Reports have it that English Premier League club Arsenal submitted a £51million bid for the forward who scored four times in Nigeria’s 10-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe in the AFCON qualifiers.

Osimhen has just spent two seasons with the Italian giants, but his impressive form has attracted interest from a number of clubs in England, Metro reports.

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Victor Osimhen has admitted that he is unsure of his future amid interest from several clubs. Photo: Giuseppe Bellini
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The 23-year-old scored 18 goals in 32 matches for the Patenopei last season and reports have it that the Gunners tabled a £51millionbid for the Nigerian, though Napoli have rejected it as they value him at closer to £85million.

Osimhen said as per Independent NG:

“I always go out on the pitch to do my best both with the national team and with my club.
“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.”

Osimhen acknowledges Yekini as Nigeria’s greatest striker

Meanwhile, despite scoring four goals in Nigeria’s 10-0 thrashing of Sao Tome & Principe in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Victor Osimhen has stated that Rashidi Yekini remains the greatest striker Nigeria ever had.

Osimhen has now scored 15 goals for Nigeria’s senior national team, having made 22 appearances as many believe he could eventually break the goals record set by the late legend.

Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals in 62 matches for Nigeria and no player has reached such a feat, but Osimhen who is just 23 years old could smash that record.

Ahmed Musa bags Humanitarian of the Year Award

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has been recognised for his charity works over the years as the forward bags the Humanitarian of the Year award.

The fourth edition of The Ballers Awards which was held on Sunday, 12 June in Lagos saw the Fatih Karagumruk forward bag the award in style.

Over the years, Musa has been involved in a number of charity works as he recently donated N2million to former defender Kingsley Obiekwu who raised the alarm that he was struggling.

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