I Rejected Arsenal Move To Develop My Talent In Germany – Osimhen

Rejected Arsenal Move Osimhen

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to join former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger at Emirates in a bid to develop his game in Germany.

Osimhen helped Nigeria clinched a fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015 and was the top scorer with 10 goals.

His talents attracted Wenger after his impressive performance at the tournament, where he won the Golden Boot as well as Silver Ball.

He said: ‘I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal,' he told the Independent. ‘I had a lot of options. Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.'

‘Arsenal was a good option but it wasn't the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.

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‘I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.'

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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