Victor Osimhen was the main topic of conversation throughout the entire summer transfer window.
Nigerian striker had a stellar 2022-23 season at Napoli. His 26 goals, and his impressive play all around helped propel the Partenopei towards their first Serie A championship since 1990.
The 24-year-old’s popularity continues to grow, as many Premier League and Saudi Pro League teams are vying for his signature.
Offer for November 11, 2011
Victor Osimhen appeared on John Obi Mikel’s podcast to discuss the “crazy” offer Al-Hilal made him during the summer transfer window.
He stated: “When an offer from Saudi Arabia came, and it was a big offer, I couldn’t refuse. After speaking to Napoli, I decided to stay.
The more I refused, the higher the offer. They never stopped trying. It could have been life-changing. “But I told them, ‘no, guys. I am staying.
November 3: Barca bound?
Barcelona has included Victor Osimhen as a candidate to replace Robert Lewandowski.
LaLiga’s champions are considering the Nigerian striker as a high-end option, but first they need to free up funds in order to meet Napoli’s valuation.
Lewandowski scored 23 goals in the league during the last season, but he will be replaced by a successor to Barca’s No9 shirt.
October 26th: MLS Move
Victor Osimhen said he prefers to move to Major League Soccer than to Saudi Pro League.
In a Twitch chat with Emiliano Viviano, and Mario Balotelli (former Italy striker), he stated: “If I were to have the same circumstances, I’d go to MLS.”
They are developing their (Saudi Pro) League which is good. “But I’m happy to be at Napoli.”
October 20: De Laurentiis hint
Aurelio de Laurentiis, Napoli’s president, has made some comments that will put potential bidders of Victor Osimhen on alert.
He said, “I’ve never had a problem with Osimhen.” There are two parties involved in all of this. If his mood changes, I cannot do anything.
It’s disappointing if after the handshake, things have changed. But we note it. Then life continues. His contract ends in 2025 so we have time. We enjoy excellent relations with him. “Don’t forget I sold Kalidou KOULIBALY in his final year.”
October 19: Reds join chase
Liverpool is keeping an eye on Chelsea’s and Arsenal’s target Victor Osimhen.
According to The Sun scouts of the Reds observed the Napoli player while on international duty.
Jurgen Klopp, the boss of Bayern Munich’s football team, sent a member of his squad to watch Nigerian friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique at the Algarve.