Mercato: Osimhen scares England, mentions 100 million offer, Naples hopes for jackpot

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According to the Italian press, Victor Osimhen is of particular interest to Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United. The Nigerian striker from SSC Napoli will also be the subject of an offer of at least €100 million.

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Viktor Osimhen can play his 2022-2023 season in the Premier League. Rumors about the Nigerian SSC Napoli striker have been doing the rounds for the past few weeks. In its Thursday edition, la repubblica There are now claims that over €100m have been offered by Manchester United for the 23-year-old.

The Italian daily specifies that the British are not the only ones trying to win the Red Devils bet. Arsenal and Newcastle will be in ambush. Across the channel, the press also believes the Gunners are trying to get rid of Nicolas Pepe in order to facilitate conversations about Destiny Center. But the London leaders seem to be blocked by the uncertainty surrounding potential qualification for the Champions League anyway (Arsenal are currently fourth in the league).

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26 goals in 58 games

Meanwhile, a capital meeting will have taken place on Wednesday between Napoli employees, Osimhen, and his agent. An appointment that could have led to this remarkable offer from Manchester United. That’s a good thing: the player will be interested in moving to England, and chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is not averse to dumping the club’s coffers.

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Recruited from Losk in the summer of 2020 by Napoli for around 71 million euros excluding bonuses, Viktor Osimhen has 26 goals in 58 games. He distinguished himself during this season, ending the year 12 marked by lengthy injury. Which puts him just ahead of Lorenzo Insigne (10) in the scorer rankings for this 2021-2022 fiscal year.

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