Victor Osimhen joining Arsenal is a rumour that does not seem to be going away anytime soon, and it is not happening right now.
The Napoli striker has 18 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions this season, according to Transfermarkt. The Gunners were rumored to be mulling an offer for the midfielder on May 1 in Italy.
Arsenal has been given instructions, according to Corriere Dello Sport, to come up with about one hundred million pounds to sign the player.
On the other hand, it seems that the leadership of the North Londoners did not entertain such advice.
Calciomercato reported on Saturday that Arsenal had made an official bid of 76 million pounds to sign the Nigerian international midfielder.
The Italian firm, according to the same source, has turned down the offer and is now apparently requesting payment of 93 million pounds.
IS VICTOR OSIMHEN READY TO MOVE TO ARSENAL?
If Osimhen joins Arsenal, the club will have to take a much more serious approach to bring the 23-year-old to North London, and to be honest, they will have to become a little bit wiser about the matter.
Mikel Arteta and Edu may only have one striker left on their list by the end of June, and his name is Flo Balogun, who is 20 years old.
Both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette’s contracts at the Emirates are set to expire this summer, and both players are expected to depart Arteta’s side to explore possibilities on the continent.
Arsenal, however, does not have the luxury of lowballing Napoli in this case since their need for a striker is evident, and they do not want to anger the Italian club by making many offers that are lower than what they want for him.
Because Osimhen is a hot property, if Arteta and Edu delay, someone else will inevitably step in and make them pay. Osimhen is better than Dusan Vlahovic, according to a Serie A analyst, and if they wait too long, someone else will make them pay.