Arsenal has not given up hope of signing Victor Osimhen as reports suggest that the Gunners are planning to move for the Napoli striker in the summer transfer window of 2024.
Dobbo0107 which exclusively reports Arsenal disclosed on Monday that Brighton & Hove Albion striker, Evan Ferguson and Osimhen are the Gunners’ top targets for the striker position for next summer.
Osimhen’s transfer, according to the report, has been discussed within the Arsenal hierarchy who have been watching him for several months and they will continue to do so even as the 2023/24 season progresses.
The Premier League club has two strikers in Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus who have not been cleanical in front of goal. Hence, they are keen to land a marquee signing next summer with that player suggested to be Osimhen.
Meanwhile, Osimhen on Saturday said he is still in talks for a contract extension, and as for now, he is still a Napoli player but everyone will see what will happen.
Osimhen has been linked with leaving the Partenopei this summer despite a price tag of about €200m even as most Saudi Professional League clubs approached Napoli for their star striker.
“There was a lot of speculation which is true,” admitted Osimhen. “The president is the boss. We are still negotiating over a new contract, we will see at the end of the transfer window.
“For now, I am a Napoli player which is the most important thing. I will give my heart and soul to this team as I have always done in the past. We will see what happens.”
Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda started negotiations with Napoli a few months ago but the two parties are yet to reach a final agreement. The striker’s contract at the Stadio Maradona runs out in June 2025.
On Saturday, he netted his 61st career goal for Napoli after opening the 2023-24 Serie A season with a brace to help his club come from behind to beat Frosinone 3-1.
The Super Eagles striker who bagged 31 goals and five assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for Napoli in the 2022-23 campaign was replaced by Giovanni Simeone on 81 minutes.