Arsenal has reportedly made significant progress in their summer transfer plans by reaching an ‘agreement’ with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, dealing a blow to the transfer ambitions of Manchester United and Chelsea.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have faced criticism this season for their struggles in front of goal. Despite recent improvements in scoring, they are still seeking reinforcements in the center-forward position for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Chelsea, in particular, has been under scrutiny for their inability to secure a prolific striker. Despite significant investments since a new consortium took over the club. Meanwhile, Arsenal, although not facing the same scoring issues as their counterparts, are also eyeing a new striker to bolster their squad.
Striking Department of Arsenal
Among Arsenal’s options, Victor Osimhen has emerged as the ‘main candidate’ to address their need for a new striker. The Nigerian international, determined to leave Napoli in the upcoming transfer window. With a release clause of €130 million (£112 million) in his contract, making him an attractive prospect for potential suitors.
While both Manchester United and Chelsea had reportedly considered signing Osimhen. But Arsenal has secured a ‘verbal agreement’ for his transfer, making them his ‘most likely destination.’
Former CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs suggested that Chelsea could lead the race to sign Osimhen, with Arsenal also in contention. However, he noted that financial constraints might impact Manchester United’s pursuit of the striker in securing Champions League football.
Despite doubts from pundits and former players about Arsenal’s Premier League title aspirations, the potential acquisition of Osimhen signals their ambition to strengthen their squad and compete at the highest level.
In the ever-competitive landscape of Premier League transfers, Arsenal’s reported progress in securing Osimhen’s signature. This represents a significant development, potentially reshaping the dynamics of the upcoming summer transfer window.
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