Premier League beckons for Osimhen as Italian media hint at summer move for Napoli striker 

Victor Osimhen || (Photo Credit: UCL/X)

Premier League beckons for Osimhen as Italian media hint at summer move for Napoli striker 

Ayoola Kelechi 05:32 - 24.02.2024

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has been linked to Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea, and the Napoli forward is likely to move to England in the summer

Italian media have sparked speculation over Victor Osimhen's future, with reports suggesting the Napoli striker could be plying his trade in the Premier League next season, closely 'meeting' Manchester City's Erling Haaland

La Gazzetta dello Sport's recent coverage has put Chelsea and Arsenal on high alert as both clubs are linked with the Nigerian international's services.

Premier League Beckons on Osimhen for Summer move

Osimhen has been in the spotlight after a notable performance in the Champions League, securing a draw for Napoli against Barcelona with a critical equalizer. Despite signing a contract extension at Stadio Maradona that runs until 2026, the forward's future with the Partenopei remains uncertain. His release clause, set in the region of €120-130m, adds another layer of intrigue to his potential departure.

The 25-year-old's talents have not gone unnoticed, with Chelsea and Arsenal reportedly keen on adding him to their squads. La Gazzetta dello Sport's Vincenzo D’Angelo hints at a move that could see Osimhen competing in the English top flight, where he could find himself up against, or alongside, some of the world's best, including Haaland. This speculation has undoubtedly stirred excitement among fans and clubs alike, with many considering Osimhen among the top strikers globally, second only to Haaland.

 A Season to Remember for Osimhen

Osimhen's contributions to Napoli this term have been significant, with nine goals in 19 appearances across all competitions. His performance at the recent AFCON and his consistent displays in Serie A have only fueled further speculation about his future.

As the season progresses, all eyes will be on Osimhen's next move, with Chelsea and Arsenal potentially leading the race for his signature. The prospect of the Nigerian star making a splash in the Premier League adds an exciting dimension to the summer transfer window, with clubs ready to break the bank for a player of his caliber.