“I Spoke With Arsene Wenger And He Wanted Me To Come To Arsenal”
Written By Onyeka Daniel
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, some high profile transfers are expected to happen with the future of Jude Bellingham the most anticipated.
But for Italian side, Napoli, they will also have a hard time keeping interested clubs at bay over their performing players like Victor Osimhen, Khvicha kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-Jae.
For Osimhen, he was really close to joining English Premier League side, Arsenal in 2017 and the EPL side have been linked with a move for the a player in the summer. Osimhen revealed he close to moving to the Premier League before joining Wolfsburg in 2017.
“I spoke with Arsene Wenger, and he wanted me to come to Arsenal, but it was not the best option at the time,” he said. Manchesterr United and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Napoli star, but according to reports from Italy, Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, won’t sell his star for less than €150m.
The Neapolitan club are reported to be willing to offer the player a new and improved contract, but De Laurentiis has already confessed that he would consider a transfer if a suitable offer is received for any of his players, including Osimhen.
He has scored 53 goals in 91 games with Napoli since his €75m move from Lille in 2020. His contract at the Stadio Maradona expires in June 2025, meaning the club is well protected in the case of a top club looking to turn the player’s head with an offer of a lucrative contract if he runs down his contract with Napoli.
Manchester United are ready to offer as much as €50 million to sign Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves and report has it that this offer will be accepted as they look to make some profit on their Portuguese midfielder.
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With a contract set to expire in 2024, this summer represents the best time to sell the Portuguese for a profit as he would be entering the last year of his contract in June.
Neves is an express request from Erik Ten Hag as he seeks a suitable partner for Casemiro in the heart of United’s midfield as Christian Eriksen continues to struggle with injuries while the likes of Scott McTominay and Feed haven’t really lived up to expectations so far at the Old Trafford.
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