There are reports Victor Osimhen will give his answer to Napoli on Tuesday, as he’s waiting for Arsenal or Manchester United to step forward.
The Lille striker visited the Napoli facilities this week, was shown around the city and visited President Aurelio De Laurentiis on the island of Capri.
This charm offensive was to convince the Nigeria international to accept the move, as he remains unconvinced by the idea of playing in Italy. According to Calciomercato.it and our sources in Nigeria, Osimhen has promised to give Napoli a response either way by Tuesday.
It’s believed this is because he has been waiting for Premier League offers to come in from Arsenal or Manchester United.
Essentially, he would be the first choice to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he fails to agree a new contract with the Gunners. However, there’s little sign of that happening, especially at the €50m plus that Lille are asking for.
Lille President Gerard Lopez has publicly and personally advised Osimhen to take the Napoli proposal. This would be the second time Napoli missed out on a Lille player because of Arsenal, after losing the bidding war for €80m Nicolas Pepe last summer.