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Super Eagles Victor Osimhen To Cost Arsenal £83.7m

Arsenal are looking to strengthen their frontline this summer, and Victor Osimhen is reportedly just one of the names on the club’s radar reports

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been consistently linked with a move to Arsenal this summer (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has reportedly outlined the criteria for his next club as rumours of a summer move to the Premier League continue to circulate. That’s according to the Mirror, via football365, who claim the player’s representatives have been permitted by Napoli to send out feelers to Premier League clubs.

Arsenal are one of the teams linked with a move for the Nigerian international as Edu looks to strengthen Mikel Arteta’s forward line. As previously reported, the Gunners will target two centre-forwards this summer. Whilst it’s understood that Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Roma’s Tammy Abraham are on the club’s radar, reports have suggested that Osimhen is another potential option.

Nevertheless, the Gunners and Edu have now been told by transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio that the club will have to pay at least €100million (£83.7million) in order to secure his signature.

Speaking to wettfreunde, Di Marzio said: “I don’t think he will be sold for €80 million because he was bought for €70 million. So, I think that (Aurelio) De Laurentiis is very smart to buy and very difficult when he has to sell the players. I don’t think he will let Osimhen go for less than €100 million – minimum. So, it depends on which club in Premier League will have all this money to spend in the market only for one player.”

The Italian journalist later said that the Gunners need a player like Osimhen at the Emirates next season as they look to continue building under Arteta, but they’re likely to face competition from Ligue 1 giants, PSG.

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