2021/2022 Serie A champions AC Milan are planning a shock move for Nigeria Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, Breaking Sport News reports.
This has made the race for the Nigerian international assume a new dimension as English Premier League side Arsenal is also interested in the player.
Also, Manchester United and Newcastle United have been reportedly interested in signing the player.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for the player who will likely exit Napoli this season.
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Victor Osimhen had not had the best of his career in Napoli. He had spent two seasons with the Italian side. His spell with the club had been marred with injuries.
Breaking Sport News learns that Paolo Maldini, AC Milan’s sports director, had developed an interest in the 23-year-old as age is no longer on the side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Maldini is said to be interested in infusing more young and vibrant strikers into AC Milan’s attacking line-up next season, with the Nigerian striker top in their list.
“AC Milan is officially now in the race to sign Napoli’s number nine, to reinforce the team for next season.”
Despite myriads of injury challenges for the 23-year-old, Victor Osimhen was awarded 2021/2022 Serie A young player of the season.
The Nigerian international beat top prolific and great rising stars such as Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca, Leao of AC Milan and others to clinch the award.
Osimhen had made 51 appearances for Napoli, scoring 24 goals and was regarded as a goal machine for the Nigeria U-17 squad scoring 14 goals in 7 appearances for the Golden Eaglets.