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Klopp Officially Puts Osimhen On Liverpool Shopping List; Man United Make Hay Too

Klopp Officially Puts Osimhen On Liverpool Shopping List; Man United Make Hay Too

The pair of English Premier League clubs, Liverpool and Manchester United have moved to hijack Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen’s summer move from LOSC Lille to Napoli.

Reports, however, say Liverpool have taken decisive steps’ in their pursuit of Osimhen who was closing in on a move to Napoli with manager, Jurgen Klopp officially asking for the striker. The forward has been in red-hot form for the French side this season and that has sparked interest in him around the whole of Europe.

It had looked like Napoli had won the race earlier this week with reports stating that Osimhen had instructed his agent to close negotiations with the likes of Liverpool as he closed in on Naples. However, there appears to have been a complete 160-degree turnaround on Friday with reports in Italy claiming Liverpool had been in contact again about a potential move.

RAI Sport journalist, Ciro Venerato added to these rumours, stating that Liverpool were still in the race for forward’s signature and were actually ‘in the lead’ for his signature.

He has now followed up those comments and added further hope for any Reds fans who want to see the Nigerian attacking sensation lining
up at Anfield next season.

“New and perhaps decisive steps forward in Liverpool’s purchase of Osimhen,” hè told Calcio Napoli 24. “His new agent seems to have left little margin for the Blue management after a telephone talk.

Also Read: Osimhen’s Transfer Complicated As Lille, Napoli Negotiations Get Tougher

“There are signs of cosmic pessimism mixed with resignation coming from Castel Volturno. After Pépé, Osimhen seems to have vanished too.

“The change of agent has proven decisive. But we mustn’t forget the past. The boy had
long had doubts about his destination. He dreamt of the Premier League.

“Naples was his alternative choice in the absence of concrete offers. Now that Klopp has officially asked for him, it’s all over.

“The appeal of the European champions, The Reds, is too strong, money aside. There’s not only economic reasons for
Oshimen. The Premier League is the dream of all Nigerian boys.”

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  • Olusegun.B. 4 years ago

    On the condition that Liverpool FC is willing to agree to the demands of Oshimen . Secondly I wonder how they would put him on the field because he’s a regular player and not a sub . Which is one thing for a lot of clubs . We need Oshimen on the field at all times and not to be a substitute at all. Same feeling I worry about with Manchester United FC.

    • Bro, he will be a regular if he goes there. Their major point man is Firmino, and the guy to me is just average, Divock Origi is their second choice and he himself is not at par with Oshiemen. It’s a nice move if the rumor is true.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Firmino is “…just average…”??? It is Osimhen that is World-class that will put Firmino on the bench…?? Issokay.

        • Yes, he is an average striker. He scored 48 goals in 137 matches over 4 seasons, averaging 1 goal per 3 matches with the kind of creative players that’s he is playing with at Liverpool and klopp attacking set up, he should be doing better than that. Am not saying Oshiemen is world class, but Firmino is not a treat to him. He is not even in top 10 highest goal scorer in premiership.

          • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

            So its Osimhen’s 13 goals in lowly french league (no disrespect to the french league, but we’ve seen the likes of Giroud, Remy, Pepe, Batshuayi, Gomis move from topping charts in France to sweating for goals in england) that makes you think he is above and better than the “average striker” that has been leading the lines for almighty liverpool with almost as many goals as assists he provides for the past 4 seasons….??
            If that is the case, then I rest my case…!

  • Wise naija 4 years ago

    Klopp will play him once he perform in training. Because klopp has history of giving performing lads opportunity to prove themselves.

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    If this rumour is true, I’ll advise Oshimen to move asap! The truth and fact is Oshimen is more talented in the CF role than Firmino and thankfully, Coach Klopp is not someone that is bias. When he sees you’re good, he will definitely play you! Mark my words guys, if Oshimen should move to Liverpool today, he will bench Firmino. The least worry – Origi! That one is no even a match to Oshimen. Is it the power, pace, Goal scoring ability and agility?? No match. And it is been Rumoured that Origi is planning to leave Liverpool this summer. All the best Victor

  • Well…because of Klopp’s love for African strikers, I will say yes.
    From Aubameyang to Salah to Mane..he’s even finding game time for Matip And keita despite huge competitions.
    ..but when I remember the love Gattuso has for Osimhen to the extent of trying to beat his salary down to fund osimhen’s transfer….hmmmm… I just pray he becomes even better than drogba wherever he goes

  • I think napoli is the best team for osihmen to develop as a player. He needs to build the mentality of moving a team forward as he will definitely be among their best weapon of goal scoring . In liverpool he might have less duty to do as the team is already made up of stars. That may affect his hard work mentality. Which may come to affect his eagles performance! It’s not a bad option to join liverpool considering the chances there too, but there isn’t much hunger in liverpool at the moment, as in the last few years they are champions both in Europe and England that may slow down the riddim and osihmen may end up like Ahmed musa in Leicester ( taking the blame for every losses) make a good choice my brother

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