The 25-year-old, who is now playing for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations, has made a name for himself as one of the most deadly strikers in European football after scoring 31 goals for Napoli in the previous campaign.
His incredible goal-scoring performances last season helped Napoli win the Serie A title for the first time in thirty-three years, and this month, teams like Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing him.
While Mauricio Pochettino is dissatisfied with Nicolas Jackson’s lack of ruthlessness and thinks Osimhen may be the player to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around, Mikel Arteta is eager to bring in a top-tier forward to the Emirates to relieve the strain on Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.
It is said that both London teams are keeping a close eye on Brentford and England player Ivan Toney as they search the market for offensive additions to improve their chances for the second half of the season.
Osimhen, a Nigerian international, told Sky Sports that he is “happy” in Naples for the time being, so it seems Arsenal and Chelsea may have to lose up on him and go elsewhere.
With the president, I’m content. I can’t lie, Osimhen and I get along really well. I have a great relationship with him.
He has been a part of my life ever since I joined the team in 2020.
I get along well with his family as well. Regardless of what has transpired, I always think it is crucial to confirm that there is nothing wrong with the relationship with him and his family.
“I give it my all to try to win the Scudetto for them, and he has been the kind of president to support me off the pitch.”
“Having this kind of relationship and being happy with both the person and the club owner is always important.”
Even while Osimhen is content with his life in Italy, he wouldn’t completely rule out the prospect of moving to England in the future, should the chance arise.
“Definitely, one day,” Osimhen replied.
But for the time being, I am excited about other professional ambitions I have. Everyone will be aware of it when the time comes.
Osimhen has scored seven goals in 13 league games this year, and Napoli is now defending the Scudetto in seventh position.
The former Lille player scored in Nigeria’s inaugural AFCON match over the weekend, helping his team tie the score at one with Group A rival Equatorial Guinea.