Napoli and Super Eagles star striker, Victor Osimhen has made waves this season. He has been in the headlines of Nigeria football news cycles as well as general football news around the world.
His performances this year for his club and country has seen him become one of the best strikers in the world and naturally, the biggest clubs on the continent are looking to sign him.
🚨 Chelsea want Victor Osimhen and want to be informed as well as other clubs but there is no price tag yet. (@FabrizioRomano) pic.twitter.com/hjEtuyqlDG
— Pys (@CFCPys) April 27, 2023
Victor Osimhen: Why is there so much interest in him?
The Nigerian has been growing from strength to strength in his young career and is finally blossoming into a world class talent at 24 years of age.
For Napoli this season, Osimhen has scored 26 goals and provided four assists in 28 starts for his club, leading them to a UEFA Champions League quarter final finish and their first Italian Serie A title in over 30 years.
Seven players have scored 20+ league goals in Europe’s top five divisions so far this season:
◎ Erling Haaland
◎ Harry Kane
◎ Victor Osimhen
◎ Kylian Mbappé
◎ Jonathan David
◎ Alexandre Lacazette
◉ Ivan Toney
— Squawka Live (@Squawka_Live) April 29, 2023
For the Nigeria National Football team, Osimhen has scored five goals and created two assists in five AFCON 2023 qualifiers fixtures.
Osimhen possesses great physical attributes, such as speed, strength, agility which allows him to cause havoc for the entire defence. He is a powerful header of the ball and he is a great finisher. He has the technical ability to hold the ball up and help his teammates.
He has the traits of a complete striker and it is no wonder why the biggest clubs in the world are after his signature.
Which clubs are interested in him?
The Blues are currently in the midst of arguably their worst Premier League season in recent history. They are a club with plenty of issues to sort out with one of them being the ability to score goals consistently.
Their interest in the Super Eagles striker stems from this, as they are in the hunt for a player that will lead the line for them for the next decade.
The biggest drawback will most likely be the absence of UEFA Champions League football which might be a factor in the Nigerian striker’s decision making.
Manchester United have also been a team linked with the Super Eagles striker of late. The Red Devils are rebuilding their team under Erik Ten Hag and are looking for a player who will lead the line and score the goals that will see them win more trophies.
They have identified Osimhen as someone who could be that player but they also are strongly linked to Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.
Erik ten Hag is keen on Harry Kane. What's the latest in Manchester United's interest in the striker?
■ #MUFC are reluctant to enter a long and costly pursuit
■ Club have been burned by previous sagas
■ Victor Osimhen is also admired but deal is difficult
— The Athletic | Football (@TheAthleticFC) April 28, 2023
The record German Champions are also interested in signing Osimhen. They have struggled this season since they let go of star striker Robert Lewandowski and are looking for a goalscorer to replace him.
It could be a good destination for Osimhen but the German Side are faced with stiff competition from the English giants.
Wherever Osimhen decides to go, he will be a great asset to the team and his reputation will only grow for his club as well as for his country when he leads Nigeria Super Eagles to the AFCON 2023.
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While there is nothing concrete on his future at the moment, fans can stay updated with Napoli live scores as Osimhen is set to lead the Serie A club to their first league title in 33 years.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago