Remember the name Arsenal fans, because we could soon be hearing Victor Osimhen being sung around the Emirates stadium. You might not have heard of him, but the Nigerian striker did get quite a lot of attention from his appearances at the under-17 World Cup held in Chile earlier this year.
The 16-year old picked up the award for the tournament’s top scorer after he smashed a record 10 goals in his seven games and they were important goals too, including one in the final against Mali that set Nigeria on course to lift the trophy.
The young player has himself revealed that he will be heading to north London soon, to meet with representatives of the Gunners and to check out all of the training facilities before making his mind up which club to sign for. As a Metro report explains, we are one of just two clubs in with a chance of securing this promising and prolific forward, with the German club Wolfsburg being the other.
Osimhen said, “I spoke with the [Wolfsburg] coach who also made several promises and if I eventually choose to sign for them, I hope they’ll keep their word.
“But I have not decided where to go yet because Arsenal are also showing strong interests and perhaps after my visit to the club, I will have a clear view of where I want to go.”
We all know that Arsenal boast some of the best facilities around so he is bound to be impressed and surely that will mean that we are in pole position to beat Wolfsburg to this burgeoning talent.