Good news or bad? Asking price ruling rivals out of transfer move

Napoli are claimed to be pricing the likes of Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester United out of a move for their striker Victor Osimhen, but I’m not convinced that we should give up on a potential deal.

The Gunners are in desperate need of a new striker at present, with both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette set to become free agents in the coming weeks if extensions are not signed, leaving us with just Folarin Balogun as the most senior striker amongst our ranks.

While we are believed to be prioritising a striker this summer, it wouldn’t be a shock if we was to break our current club record to bring in a player with exceptional talent, and Osimhen certainly ranks as somebody who could well be worth such a fee.

Napoli are claimed to be in want of €110 Million (£93.5 Million) this summer to part ways with their exciting forward, which is believed to be putting off us, United and Newcastle, but I wouldn’t be shocked if we would in fact be willing to pay such a fee.

This summer is our opportunity to make a statement in the market, and such a signing should show other potential targets that we mean business, while also easing any worries of our current crop who may have been dismayed by our recent failure to seal Champions League football.

I think this could well be good news on our part, meaning that we could well be left alone in pursuit of the Nigerian, while I also believe that whilst Napoli are trying to play hardball, I think they have the intention of cashing in this summer, having previously read that their finances are in need of a boost.

Would you be shocked if Arsenal were to pay as much as £93.5 Million for a top striker this summer?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. I would rather not go for Osimhen.
    Not even for 70M.
    He is a Lukaku type of a striker: big & strong fella, good in the air, terrible offside awareness, not a passing/assisting maestro to put it mildly. And while Lukaku is fine with holding the ball, Victor is not.
    His 14 goals (and 2 assists) in the Serie A aren’t convincing either. Even if – especially if – Manchester United is outpriced that should be a sure sign to avoid that player. Don’t forget, Lukaku didn’t justify his price tag either.

  2. He’s worth what Napoli paid for him.£63 million.De Laurentis ,their owner,is a chancer & notoriously difficult to deal with.Wouldn’t mind him in addition to Jesus but there’s others( but please god,not Morata .A waste of space)

  3. tough situation as Napoli are notorious for playing hardball when it comes to transfers, so I doubt they would deviate too much from this number…really, really like the player, but he hasn’t done enough yet to justify that particular evaluation

  4. Speaking of Victor.
    L’Équipe report this afternoon that a police raid has taken place today at Lille’s headquarters,The raid and questioning is potentially linked to proceedings around past transfers the club was involved in.the police’s involvement could also be based around the transfer of striker Victor Osimhen to Napoli in the summer of 2020,
    The Nigerian’s move only brought in €36m for the club(out of the 72M£ fee paid)there are also rumours that Pépé transfer brought even less.where did all this money go??🤔

  5. No, I wont be shocked ! The reason why not? Because it will NOT happen. No club with any sense will pay this sort of extortionate fee for a decent but far from world class player. So NO SHOCK, JUST PREDICTABLE COMMON SENSE!

    1. @Jonfox and PBarany .
      Please suggest a Striker who is better than Victor at his age apart from Haaland .
      Mind you comparing Vctor Osimhen to Darwin Nunez will be like comparing Drogba to Torress. I know who il choose .

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