Edu holds talks with £69m striker about completing his move to Arsenal

Premier League bound?

Arsenal have begun talks to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to the latest reports in the media today

It is no secret that despite all the attacking quality that Mikel Arteta currently has in his squad, Arsenal are lacking a proven striker that will bang in the goals on a regular basis

Alexandre Lacazette has been putting in the impressive performances, that is true, but the Frenchman will never be, and never has been, a striker that is capable of netting 30-goals a season.

That means that Mikel Arteta will need to delve into that transfer kitty and add a striker to the squad, which has led to reports in the media which have claimed that Osimhen is a player that the club are very much interested in signing.

Recent reports in the media have claimed that the Napoli forward wants a move to the Emirates this summer, as it is his dream to play for the Arsenal – but a move wont come cheap for the club

It has been claimed that Napoli will demand a fee over £69 million for the striker – but that is not stopping Arsenal and GOAL have claimed that the Gunners have already started making their moves for the player

They claim Arsenal’s technical director Edu has held talks with the striker’s agent in London – but believe that the fee will be an issue as Napoli are notoriously difficult to agree terms with

Napoli signed Osimhen from Lille in a €81.3 million (£69.5m) deal in 2020 and it’s understood that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would want a significantly higher fee.

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There has been so many players linked with a move to the Emirates, and there have been some top strikers linked with a move to the club

But why not make a move for a player that is already proven in the Premier League rather than sign a striker that would need time to adapt to the pace – quality and toughness of the English game?

He surely isnt worth more than what Napoli paid for him right?


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