Victor Osimhen: Troost Ekong Provides Subtle Hint on the Immediate Future of Super Eagles Star

Victor Osimhen: Troost Ekong Provides Subtle Hint on the Immediate Future of Super Eagles Star

Ero Samson
updated at February 27, 2024 at 4:42 PM
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  • The immediate future of striker, Victor Osimhen, has continued to generate debate
  • The Napoli forward has been linked with a move to a flurry of elite European clubs
  • A Super Eagles defender has spoken about the immediate future of the forward

The immediate future of Victor Osimhen is rapidly developing to be a huge subject of discussion across the European football scene.

The Nigerian forward, who was instrumental in Napoli’s charge to their first Italian Serie A crown in 33 years, has been largely courted by a flurry of elite clubs across Europe, including Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Victor Osimhen reacts during the Serie A match between Cagliari and SSC Napoli. Image: Enrico Locci.
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The surprise announcement of Kylian Mbappe regarding his summer exit from Paris Saint-Germain, has also seen the Ligue 1 club added to the growing list of clubs the forward could join upon his departure from the Pertenopei.

Nonetheless, amid the speculations surrounding the 25-year-old’s future, Super Eagles vice-captain, William Troost Ekong, has spoken about the forward’s immediate future.

Troost-Ekong on Osimhen’s future

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Player of the tournament, who recently spoke in a chat with SkySports Italia, as captured by Tutto Mercato, touched on his love for the Italian Serie A as well as the of his Super Eagles colleague.

Quizzed about the buzz Osimhen’s immediate future has continued to generate, Troost-Ekong stated:

“Where will Osimhen play next year? I can’t say anything, but I know.”

The cryptic remark of the defender did little to demystify what has been a complex puzzle regarding the Nigerian’s future.

Nonetheless, many have deduced that the forward would end up in the English league, especially considering the fact that he has never hidden his love for the Premier League. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen what English club the forward joins in the summer.

Arsenal legend advises Osimhen

In a recent report, Sports Brief noted that Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, advised Osimhen to avoid a specific Premier League club.

The Nigerian forward seems likely to depart Napoli in the upcoming summer transfer window, with several top clubs, including French side, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea, competing for his signature.

While Henry expressed his desire to see Osimhen in the English league, he emphasised that the forward should steer clear of his former club.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).