Arsenal Set Their Eyes On Prolific Nigerian Attacker, Victor Osimhen.

Arsenal is interested in signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer in order to bolster their attacking options next season.

Since joining Napoli in 2020, the Nigerian international has appeared in 58 appearances with the club. This season, he has been in excellent goal-scoring form, scoring 16 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions.

Osimhen is adamant on playing Champions League football next season, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Despite the fact that Napoli are sure to qualify, the 23-year-old is considering a move to another top team.

The Italian club are therefore looking to cut wages as a result and are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Omishen. Although, it's not yet clear as to whether they'll be willing to accept bids less than the €70m (£59m) they paid to sign him Lille in 2020.

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The Gunners are interested in acquiring the striker's services next season, as the North London club has already taken many "solid efforts" to recruit the player through intermediaries. 

Speaking about a potential transfer, his agent Andrea D’Amico said: “If a very important offer arrives, he goes away. But this is true for every player who plays in Italy.

“At the moment, I have no requests from the Premier League, but it is early; it is a situation that remains evolving. England remains a top-tier market. When I speak of an important and indispensable offer for Osimhen, I mean offers of €150 million.”

Arsenal aren't the only team interested in signing the teenager. Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are also keeping an eye on the situation.

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The signals are encouraging, but Arsenal must first qualify for the Champions League next season in order for this transfer to become a reality.

Man City's Gabriel Jesus, Bayer Leverkusen star Patrik Schick alongside Victor Osimhen have also been linked with the second vacant spot up front in the Gunners’ squad, following the departure of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to Barcelona in January, Alexandre Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah are set to leave on free transfers at the end of the season.

Mikel Arteta's side has returned to the top four in the Premier League after back-to-back victories against Chelsea and Man United. But, with Tottenham breathing down their necks and only two points separating them, nothing is certain. If the Gunners want to return to Europe's elite competition following a six-year absence, they cannot afford any more mistakes going forward.

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