Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian scoring sensation at Napoli, is making waves in the transfer market, which could result in a substantial financial boost for English club Arsenal.
Following a phenomenal season with 31 goals in all competitions that propelled Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990, Osimhen has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have shown great interest in the 24-year-old Nigerian star, making him a potential replacement for Tottenham’s Harry Kane, whom United have been struggling to secure.
PSG, having lost Lionel Messi and potentially offloading Neymar in the summer, is also seeking to fill a significant gap in their attack.
The escalating interest in Osimhen might, however, prove to be a £30 million boon for Arsenal. The North London club could significantly bolster their summer transfer funds, thanks to Folarin Balogun, their young American prodigy. According to reports, Napoli, the newly-crowned Italian champions, are seriously considering Balogun as a replacement for Osimhen.
At just 21 years old, Balogun has already had an impressive season on loan at Reims in France, drawing attention from teams across Europe. Arsenal, keen to capitalize on this, are open to offloading the young striker.
Thus, the transfer saga around Osimhen might fortuitously fall in favour of the Gunners, filling their coffers and giving them greater financial flexibility in the upcoming transfer window.