Arsenal reportedly eager to sign Victor Osimhen in a bid to strengthen their attack

Arsenal are reportedly eager to sign Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen after missing out on Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.

 

Mikel Arteta has been keen to recruit a new attacker in this window with the club set to do away with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after being exiled by his coach. 

 

With Vlahovic on the market, Arsenal were said to be willing to pay the hefty €75m (£62m) asking price for the ace, although he has now agreed terms to join Juventus. 

 

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal could make a £60million summer swoop for the Nigerian.

 

Osimhen has scored nine goals in 16 competitive matches for Napoli this campaign, adding to his 10-goal haul from the previous year.

 

His club splashed out a remarkable €80m (£66m) to sign him from Lille in 2020, and they look set to take a minor hit on that initial fee if they are to offload him.