According to PUNCH Sports Extra, Liverpool, a regular competitor in the English Premier League, is among the clubs interested in signing Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.
The 24-year-old is now one of the most sought-after players in world football after finishing as the league’s leading scorer with 31 goals in 39 games. He achieved this by scoring 31 goals in 39 games. Napoli won the Serie A championship for the first time in nearly three decades as a result of his efforts, and he finished the season as the league’s top scorer.
According to reports, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea are all interested in signing the Nigerian midfielder.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Reds are now eager to fight with these clubs for the striker’s signature, with proposals expected “in the coming days” amid the possibility of a bidding war. This announcement comes amid the likelihood of a bidding battle.
The transfer is unlikely to happen since Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Osimhen is worth more than 150 million pounds.
The Nigerian international footballer moved from Lille to Napoli in the summer of 2020 for a fee of seventy million euros. Since then, he has appeared in 101 games across all competitions, scoring 59 goals.
He also had a fantastic season the previous season, which resulted in the team winning the Scudetto for the first time since 1990 while Luciano Spalletti was the coach. He accomplished this by having a strong season the prior year.
According to reports, Liverpool is contemplating signing him due to his undeniable technical talent and aerial strength, as well as his potential to fit into manager Jurgen Klopp’s aggressive, high-pressing, and at times direct style of play. Another reason Liverpool is interested in him is his ability to integrate into Klopp’s style of play.
According to Gazzetta, Klopp was interested in the Nigerian international with 25 caps due to the troubles Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo were having on Merseyside. The fact that the athlete has played for Nigeria piqued Klopp’s attention, according to Gazzetta.
Nunez, who cost the club £85 million, only scored nine league goals, while Gakpo, who scored seven goals in 26 appearances in all competitions, is not a natural striker. Last July, Nunez became the club’s record signing. Gakpo scored seven goals in all competitions in 26 games. Nunez set a new record for the club in terms of signings the previous year.
It is unclear whether he would be willing to play in the Europa League instead of the Champions League if Anfield offered him the chance, but it is plausible that he would.
According to reports, Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, is in a “open dialogue” with De Laurentiis, who is reportedly interested in offering the rising star a new contract.
Manchester United, who are looking for a new striker this summer, have expressed interest in him in addition to Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.
Spending behemoths hailing from France PSG is in a position to launch a deal for Osimhen after losing striker Lionel Messi to Inter Miami and the potential of trading star forward Kylian Mbappe. As a result, PSG is in a position to make a bid for Osimhen.