English Premier League champions Liverpool have placed themselves in pole position to sign Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen.
Following recent reports, the reds boss have taken decisive steps in pursuit of the 21-year-old striker with his recent request.
Osimhen has been a subject of transfer speculations throughout this month. According to L’Equipe, the striker was reportedly set to seal an €81 million to move to Napoli on Thursday.
But a reported switch of agent by the striker has changed the face of the negotiation, with reports in Italy claiming that Liverpool had been in contact with the French club about a potential move.
In a recent interview with Calcio Napoli 24, RAI Sport journalist Ciro Venerato stated that Liverpool were leading the race for the striker’s signature.
He also added that German coach Jurgen Klopp officially asked for Nigerian striker.
Read his full statement below:
“New and perhaps decisive steps forward in Liverpool’s purchase of Osimhen”
“His new agent seems to have left little margin for the Blue management after a telephone talk.
“There are signs of cosmic pessimism mixed with resignation coming from Castel Volturno. After Pépé, Osimhen seems to have vanished too.
“The change of agent has proven decisive. But we mustn’t forget the past. The boy had long had doubts about his destination. He dreamt of the Premier League.
“Naples was his alternative choice in the absence of concrete offers. Now that Klopp has officially asked for him, it’s all over.
“The appeal of the European champions, the Reds is too strong, money aside. There’s not only economic reasons for Oshimen. The Premier League is the dream of all Nigerian boys.”
Osimhen will be a huge addition to Liverpool, and will also be a potential replacement for aging Brazilian forward Robert Firmino.
It has always been a dream for Victor, as well as other Nigerian footballers to feature in the English Premier League.
Let’s wait and see if that dream becomes a reality.
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