Victor Osimhen: Alex Iwobi Says the Napoli Man Wants EPL Move

Victor Osimhen: Alex Iwobi Says the Napoli Man Wants EPL Move

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Victor Osimhen could be making a move to the Premier League this summer according to Alex Iwobi
  • Iwobi stated that the Napoli man has asked him about the English topflight amid Chelsea, Man United interest
  • Osimhen failed to score for the Super Eagles in their AFCON qualifying double header against Guinea-Bissau

Everton attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi has stated emphatically that Victor Osimhen has asked him about life in the Premier League thereby fueling speculation about summer move.

Osimhen has been incredible this season for Napoli in all competitions netting 25 goals and that has made him to become target for many clubs in the Premier League.

The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and even Arsenal have been linked with a move to sign Osimhen and they would be offering their bids at the end of the season.

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Victor Osimhen: Alex Iwobi says the Napoli man wants EPL move
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However, Osimhen will want to finish the season with Napoli on a high note by winning the League title and also the Golden Boot award.

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According to the report on Chelsea Chronicle, Iwobi made it clear that Osimhen actually has ambition to play in the Premier League.

What Iwobi said about Osimhen

"He has asked. All of them that are playing in different leagues ask. They always want to know what it's like.
"Obviously EPL is the most so I am sure he probably has the ambition to play in the Premier League.
"So this next trip he would probably ask me. He's doing well."

Meanwhile, Iwobi and Osimhen played together in Nigeria's African Cup of Nations double header against Guinea-Bissau.

Why Osimhen rejected Arsenal

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Victor Osimhen stated that he had discussions years back with former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, who wanted the Nigerian striker to move to the Premier League.

So far this season, Osimhen is one of the hottest strikers in Europe through his impressive form for Napoli, with the striker also leading the Serie A goal-scoring chart.

It has now been revealed that Wenger was interested in the Nigerian when he was 18 years old, but the Frenchman was unable to convince him to move to the Emirates Stadium.

Osimhen rose to limelight in 2015 when he won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup with Nigeria and also finished as the leading scorer in the tournament.