Arsenal transfer news: Media stunned by attacking target's display in 5-1 win over rivals
Arsenal have been linked with Victor Osimhen in recent months.
In December, Tuttomercatoweb reported that the Gunners were keeping tabs on the Napoli and Nigeria star.
As well as Arsenal, the likes of Newcastle United and Bayern Munich are apparently in pursuit of Osimhen too.
Admittedly, the 24-year-old won’t come cheap. Last summer, Napoli reportedly placed a £102million price tag on him.
However, Osimhen is certainly proving himself as a world-class striker.
This season, he has a staggering 12 goals and four assists from just 14 Serie A games.
On Friday, Osimhen delivered a masterclass as Napoli hammered Juventus 5-1.
The result put them 10 points clear at the top ahead of AC Milan’s match on Saturday evening.
Osimhen tore the Juve defence apart, registering two goals and an assist.
And the Italian media was utterly blown away by the reported Arsenal target’s display.
Sky Sport Italia gave Osimhen a 9 out of 10 rating and named him their man of the match for his efforts on the night.
Meanwhile, Eurosport awarded him an 8.5 out of 10 rating.
‘Impressive, incisive, indomitable,’ they wrote.
‘Immediately dangerous, he puts Bremer in difficulty and stamps the 1-0 like a bird of prey.
‘Provides the assist to Kvaratskhelia. Then with a header, his great specialty, he also stamps the 4-1.’
And Corriere della Sera (8.5) wrote: ‘He also gets rid of the last ballast, that of never having scored against Juve, Milan or Inter.
‘He flies gracefully and relentlessly, even showing a bit of selfishness to get his brace; that too arrives.
‘Now, who stops him anymore?’
Will Arsenal move for Osimhen?
Osimhen is a world-class striker who’d no doubt bolster the Arsenal ranks – indeed, those of any club – significantly.
The Gunners don’t seem to be looking for a centre-forward this month, but in summer, it might be a different story.
Gabriel Jesus’ injury has caused Arsenal to lose some of their edge.
And while Eddie Nketiah has been working hard and playing as well as he can, he’s not world-class like Jesus and Osimhen.
Also, Osimhen’s contract runs until 2025, so this summer, he’ll have two years left. Clubs will surely start circling, unless he pens an extension.
The prospect of Jesus and Osimhen competing for the centre-forward role in Arsenal’s front line would be amazing.
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