Victor Osimhen keen on joining Arsenal, will consider Saudi move otherwise

Victor Osimhen is keen on joining Arsenal if he leaves Napoli in the summer transfer window, although he is also open to moving to the Saudi Pro League.

According to Valter De Maggio on Radio Kiss Kiss, as relayed by Calcio Napoli 24, Victor Osimhen has boosted Arsenal’s prospects of signing him in the summer transfer window. The Napoli striker is keen on joining Arsenal if he leaves the Serie A club. However, he is also open to moving to a Saudi Pro League outfit if a deal with the Premier League bigwigs does not see the light of day.

De Maggio said, “Osimhen wants the Premier League; if the offer does not arrive, he would consider the Arab one. There is no club that pays the clause today. Osimhen would like Arsenal, otherwise he would consider Saudi Arabia.”

Victor Osimhen and his Napoli journey

Victor Osimhen has blossomed into one of the best strikers in the world since joining Napoli from LOSC Lille in a big-money move in September 2020. The Nigerian international transformed Napoli’s fortunes, turning the Italian giants from top-four contenders to challengers for the Serie A title.

The 25-year-old helped end Napoli’s wait of over three decades for the Scudetto after they won the title last season. However, Osimhen and the Partenopei have suffered this season, with the player managing only 17 goals and four assists in 31 appearances across all competitions. But the striker’s stock remains high, with several high-profile clubs, including Arsenal, interested in signing him in the summer transfer window.

London calling?

Arsenal’s interest in Victor Osimhen is understandable. The Gunners are keen on signing a prolific striker in the summer transfer window after Gabriel Jesus’s struggles in the 2024/25 season. The Brazilian international has barely found the back of the net, with Eddie Nketiah also failing to impress.

While Kai Havertz has produced admirable performances, he should not be Arsenal’s first-choice striker. So, Osimhen has emerged as a viable target, with the 25-year-old boosting the North London club’s prospects of signing him as he wants to join them in the summer transfer window.

Recent reports have also linked him with Manchester United and Chelsea. But Arsenal having UEFA Champions League football might be the deal clincher for the Nigerian international. It will be interesting to see if he moves to the Emirates or joins a Saudi Pro League club instead.

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