Abuja - Victor
Osimhen’s agent, Shira Yusuf, has claimed English Premier League giants, Arsenal
have shown concrete interest in signing the 16-year old.
lanky striker finished as top scorer at the last FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile
and is also now the highest goal scorer in the history of the competition with
ten goals, and has been linked with several top European sides ever since.
reported to have agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur shortly after the
tournament, but his agent claims only Arsenal have shown any concrete interest
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have not seen offers from the other clubs and our partners have been talking to
them but only Arsenal have shown interest and even Pinnick (NFF President)
talked to them," Yusuf claimed.
further, Yusuf admitted the player is generating interest from several clubs
especially from the English Premier League, but insists only Arsenal have shown
any concrete interest.
all the clubs that want him in the English Premier League, it is only Arsenal
that has shown any (real) interest."
gangling striker first shot to prominence during the CAF U17 championship in
Niger Republic earlier in the year, where he scored 4 goals, before going on to
score 10 at the U17 World Cup.