‘Napoli forever!’ – Victor Osimhen delivers transfer blow to Manchester United and Chelsea
Blow for both chelsea and Manchester United
Top Manchester United and Chelsea target Victor Osimhen has suggested he is more than happy to stay at Napoli. Osimhen has been one of the best strikers in the world this season, having scored 25 goals in 30 appearances to help Napoli go 17 points clear at the top of the table and on the verge of winning the Serie A title.
The Italian club have also reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, though their chances of going all the way have taken a hit following a 1-0 defeat to AC Milan in the first-leg of their tie last week. The Nigerian striker has been at the heart of their success and earned many admirers from around Europe, with United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG all linked.
The 24-year-old has remained coy on his future over the past few months, suggesting he’d like to play in the Premier League but also firmly reiterating his commitment to Napoli with whom he has a contract with until 2025. Napoli also have no intention to sell their talisman, though some reports claim they could begrudgingly accept offers upwards of €100million (£88m) .
However, it seems they won’t have to worry about doing that – at least this summer – with Osimhen declaring his love his current club and signifying his has now intention of leaving right now.
‘It was tough for me to make my dream come true of becoming a professional football player and now we are about to win for the first time,’ he told Italian TV programme TG5. ‘I’m at a great club and my career is growing constantly. I am already at one of the biggest clubs and I could not ask for more. Forza Napoli always! ‘We are close to the objective and cannot wait to make our dream come true, to make it a reality. The players always believed, we always thought we could do something exceptional, even when nobody else believed we could.
‘The affection from the city is extraordinary, I have never received so much love. I can’t wait to celebrate with them at the stadium.’
These comments could lead United to shift more of their focus on signing Harry Kane with the England heavily tipped to leave Tottenham this summer. Chelsea meanwhile are linked with many different forward options, not least Joao Felix who is on loan at Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid .