Osimhen: Italian Journalist Makes Bold Claim About Nigerian Star’s Future Amid Transfer Rumours

Osimhen: Italian Journalist Makes Bold Claim About Nigerian Star’s Future Amid Transfer Rumours

Byron Pillay
May 28, 2024 at 10:06 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen is contracted to Napoli until the end of the 2025/26 season
  • Arsenal and Chelsea are both in the running to secure the striker's services
  • An Italian journalist believes that Osimhen could end up in the Middle East

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Victor Osimhen’s future continues to be a topic of hot debate.

The Napoli superstar’s contract with the side only expires in 2026, but that hasn’t stopped other teams from expressing an interest in the attacker.

Victor Osimhen's future continues tos remain a huge talking point as the transfer window is set to open.
Napoli's Victor Osimhen has been linked with the English Premier League, but a journalist believes he could end up in the Middle East. Image: Ivan Romano.
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The likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Super Eagles forward, but an Italian journalist believes he may not remain in Europe.

Where Osimhen could go next

As noted by Punch NG, Valter De Maggio claimed that the Nigerian star could be moving to the Middle East instead.

Speaking about the player’s future, De Maggio elaborated that Osimhen preferred to go to England, but his €130 million release clause could be a problem for the Gunners.

Saudi Arabia doesn’t have a problem when it comes to money.

"Osimhen wants the Premier League. If the offer doesn’t come then he would consider the Arab one. There is no club paying the clause today. Osimhen would like Arsenal; otherwise, he would consider Saudi Arabia," De Maggio claimed.

Why Osimhen is in hot demand

Thanks to his exploits with the Italian club, the striker has become one of the hottest talents in world football.

Osimhen has scored 76 goals in 133 appearances for the side and helped them win the Serie A title last season.

While he may not have reached the same heights as before this season, Transfermarkt noted that he has managed to net 17 goals in 32 games.

Napoli are also preparing for the possibility of him leaving and have started looking at possible replacements.

Napoli waiting for offers for Osimhen

Sports Brief also reported how Napoli were expecting to receive offers for their star, Osimhen.

The Super Eagles striker has attracted a lot of attention from English Premier League teams.

Osimhen has become a sought-after talent thanks to his impressive exploits in Italy's Serie A.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.