Would Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur be willing to pay N44.1b for Super Eagles striker?
After the season Victor Osimhen had in the Serie A in which he won the U23 Player of the Year award, it is little surprise that the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been credited with an interest in signing the Nigeria international.
However, with a 100 million euros fee being reportedly requested by Napoli as the fee required to sign the Nigerian, would the two London clubs be willing to go as high as that for the Nigerian?
Allnigeriasoccer.com takes a look at the need of both clubs to determine if they would be willing to spend 100 million euros (N44.1 billion in Nigerian currency) on Osimhen.
The Gunners have other pressing needs with the squad depth still at the minimum. The likes of Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland Niles, Matteo Guendouzi, and Hector Bellerin are all expected to leave this window.
Nicolas Pepe and Nuno Tavares have also been linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium either on loan or a straight sale.
That leaves the Gunners short in central midfield and on the flanks. Gabriel Jesus is Arsenal’s top priority to reinforce the attack and it has already been confirmed that Eddie Nketiah is staying, so it doesn’t seem like the Gunners need to spend 100 million when other pressing needs are available.
Without Champions League revenue for six years, 100 million euros seems a huge outlay for the North Londoners.
Despite Victor Osimhen’s abilities and performance, Harry Kane is undoubtedly the face of Spurs.
Tottenham is not the strongest financially and would find it difficult to make a 100 million euros signing to be a backup to the English striker.
Osimhen would not want to leave a starting role to settle down for a bench position at Tottenham.
Tottenham are also looking to reinforce the right back position and midfield with Conte looking to upgrade on his options there.
While Osimhen would be an absolute upgrade in many ways for both clubs, the reported fee is too high for both clubs to pay for the Nigerian.
If the reported fee was in the region of 50 or 60 million, then either club may be willing to pay the fee.