‘I know many people would like me’: £85m-rated Napoli star Victor Osimhen opens up on transfer links to Real Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester United – and says he will decide on his future later this summer
- Victor Osimhen has discussed transfer interest from several European giants
- Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid have been credited with interest
- Serie A side Napoli reportedly want £85million for Nigerian striker Osimhen
- He scored four for Nigeria as they beat Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 on Monday
Victor Osimhen has revealed he will decide on his future later this summer amid transfer interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Napoli striker, rated at around £85million, is highly coveted after scoring 18 goals in 32 appearances last season.
And Osimhen admitted to CalcioMercato he knows ‘many people’ would like to sign him – but vowed to decide on his next move after going on holiday.
Victor Osimhen has discussed transfer links to Real Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester United
The £85m-rated Napoli striker is highly coveted after scoring 18 goals in 32 games last season
He said: ‘I know there are many people that would like me in Spain or England, but I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it now that I’m with the national team.
‘I always go out on the pitch to do my best both with the national team and with my club.
‘I don’t know my future, I know anything can happen, but now I just want to go on holiday with my family, clear my head and recharge my batteries. Then we’ll take care of everything else.’
Arsenal have reportedly made a £51m bid but that appears well short of Napoli’s asking price
Osimhen, 23, scored four goals as Nigeria beat Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Monday.
Reports in Italy claim Arsenal have made a bid of £51m for the former Lille star.
But that would appear to be significantly short of Napoli’s demands, which could price the Gunners out of a move as they look for a striker in the wake of Alexandre Lacazette’s departure.