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Osimhen Reveals Chat With Wenger Over Possible Move To Arsenal

Osimhen Reveals Chat With Wenger Over Possible Move To Arsenal

Napoli and Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, has revealed he had a conversation with then Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger about the possibility of moving to the Emirates when he was 18 years old.

Osimhen, 24, is a subject of transfer speculation. And he is currently being linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea.

In 29 games across all competitions, Osimhen has tallied 25 goals, 21 of which have come in Serie A.

With Napoli leading the league by 19 points at the top of the standings, his strong offensive record has given them the edge to win the scudetto since 1990.

Osimhen spoke with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before signing with Wolfsburg when he was 18 years old.

The 24-year-old said this while speaking with CentreGoals as claimed by talkSPORT: “I spoke with Arsene Wenger and he wanted me to come to Arsenal but it was not the best option at the time.”

The Nigerian international’s Wolfsburg stint was unsuccessful. And he later agreed to a loan deal with Belgian club Charleroi before heading to Lille in 2019.

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He played for the Ligue 1 side for just one season before being acquired by Napoli in a club-record deal that could surpass £70 million with add-ons.

Osimhen plundered 10 goals in his first season and 18 in the following one. And his current total shows that he is on the rise.

Due to his achievements, Manchester United and Chelsea are both considering a summer transfer move for him.

The 24-year-old is expected to be in high demand in the coming months. But Napoli will not consider any bids that are less than £150 million.

It will cost a lot of money to secure his services because his contract with the club doesn’t end until 2025.

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