Report – Arsenal gives up on signing Nigerian star

Arsenal has been priced out of a deal for Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, after Napoli named their asking price for his signature.

The striker has been on Arsenal’s radar since he played for Lille in France, but Napoli beat them to his signature.

He has continued to develop well at the Italian club and he is being targeted by other sides on the continent.

Arsenal remains interested, but Napoli knows he has many suitors, and they have set a high asking price for his signature.

Calciomercato reports that they have demanded at least 100m euros to release him.

That fee is considered too high for the Gunners, and the report says they have now withdrawn from the race.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Osimhen is undoubtedly a good striker to have in your team, but he should be sold for a reasonable price.

Napoli cannot demand 100m euros for a striker who hasn’t won a major trophy in his career.

If they agree to lower their asking price, then we can add him to our squad, otherwise, it makes little sense to sign him, especially because we can sign other alternatives for less than that amount.

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  1. I think this story would be considerably different if the player in question had his head turned by the prospect of joining our little experiment…we just don’t seem like the kind of team that excites those players who aspire to great things…I wonder why?

  2. The Napoli chairman is notoriously difficult to do business with. If we had bid 100 million euro’s he would have asked for 110 million.
    Like others have said he is pretty unproven at the very top level and I consider the Premier League to be a step up from Serie A.
    Gabriel Jesus is proven at the very highest level and has won many trophies. I would much prefer Gabriel Jesus any day..

  3. Oh well re-upping Eddie to a nice new contract makes up for losing out on this talent ,trust the process.

  4. Leave Napoli in UCL to go to a new project in England playing Europa League football and nowhere near challenging for the title, plus may struggle this year with Top4 considering every other team including westham & Newcastle who will invest heavy this summer.

    Add Utd, Spurs & Chelsea going on spending sprees with already good squads. Liverpool need on or 2 and City have already got Alvarez & Haaland signed and just won the league.

    We will struggle again this year due to no ucl to attract the players we need to move up a level, we have loads more games this season compared to this past season and Mikel already has a thin squad who bottled anything positive about this season past.

    We will not get Top4 this season & only way we get to champions league is winning Europa League which I am sure we will bottle that in the latter stages if we’re lucky to even get that far in the competition.

  5. Wow, the transfer window has barely opened, we haven’t even kicked a ball yet & people have already written us off! Whilst I’m not a fan of MA I still have hope & dream of some success returning to the gunners otherwise what is the point?

  6. Just like Halaand and Mbape did not wish to join Carlo’s UCL winning team, too bad for the galaticos Carlo must be sobbing in the washroom if you apply the logic of some of our esteemed commenters who leave no opportunity to pass, a, sly remark against our gaffer.
    We do not wish to have another millionaire as we had bad experience in the past. let Mikel scout his cost effective solution and nurture the lad as he has done brilliantly so far.

  7. Still another 5 days before the transfer widow opens and the pessimists are out in force already.

  8. I think we got played by Napoli!they made us believed that Pépé was their main target when in fact that was Victor!!😭😭

  9. Nothing has changes as it was never on the card at all in tht first place A false rumour was created as usual and then discredited by JA itself as nonzsesne That is par for the course with JA, so nothing has actually happened.


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