Victor Osimhen


The Premier League duo of Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen between this week and the end of the January transfer window at the start of next week. A lot of news outlet especially in Italy have reported the interest of the two Premier League sides in the striker who missed the Super Eagles of Nigeria squad to the ongoing AFCON tournament due to a facial injury.

Osimhen was not part of the squad under Austin ‘Cerezo’ Eguaveon. Nigeria didn’t do well at the AFCON tournament after they were eliminated by the Tunisians at the round of 16 stage. Nigeria won all their three Group D games only to lose 1-0 to the Tunisians who advanced into the quarterfinals where they will face Burkina Faso.


Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was surprisingly not on the scoresheet as Napoli thrashed Udinese 5-1 at home on Wednesday night to maintain their push for Champions League football.

Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker Osimhen has been in fantastic form in recent games and it's a bit of surprise that he didn’t score in the big win over Udinese at the Stadio Armando Maradona. He took his tally to ten goals in the league this season with his first brace in the Serie A. The Nigeria international scored twice in the 4-1 away victory over Spezia at the weekend.

Osimhen started the Udinese game and he was on for 70 minutes before being replaced by Belgian national team player Dries Mertens with the game virtually won at 4-1.