The controversy created by Napoli due to a video mocking Victor Osimhen after he missed a penalty could lead to the striker’s departure. The striker’s future remains uncertain at the club, even though he was the top scorer in Serie A in the 2022/23 season. There is a possibility that he could leave before his contract expires in June 2025.
After the controversy, Osimhen scored one of the goals in Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Udinese and celebrated in a low-key manner. He received support and hugs from his teammates on the pitch. To date, the Nigerian player has not publicly commented on the incident.
Four major clubs have expressed interest in the player and are watching the situation unfold. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are the leading candidates to acquire the striker’s services.
The interest of the four giants in Victor Osimhen
Arsenal is in search of a striker for the upcoming winter transfer window, and Osimhen has attracted interest from the Gunners. However, the team’s first choice is Ivan Toney, currently at Brentford, who is serving a sporting suspension due to violations related to sports betting.
Chelsea could also enter the race for the Nigerian player. The Blues have had a difficult start to the season, struggling to finish chances in games. The signing of a new striker makes sense for the team, which is looking to avoid repeating a disappointing season in the Premier League.
Manchester United had already expressed interest in signing the striker during the summer transfer window. With this new twist, the arrival of Osimhen could increase the Red Devils’ chances in the Premier League title race and other competitions.
The high price demanded by Napoli during the last transfer window prevented Real Madrid from making an earlier attempt to sign Osimhen. However, with the situation now shaken, Los Blancos could consider the possibility of pursuing the striker.