Victor Osimhen's agent gives Liverpool, Arsenal hope after comments about Italy

Victor Osimhen's agent gives Liverpool, Arsenal hope after comments about Italy

- Victor Osimhen could be making a U-turn about joining Napoli in the summer

- Liverpool and Arsenal are understood to be on standby for the Nigerian striker

- Osimhen scores 18 goals in all competitions this season, helping Lille qualify for Europa League

Victor Osimhen is yet to sign for a club but his agent has given the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal hopes of signing the Nigerian striker.

The 21-year-old was recently spotted in Italy in a bid to complete a move to Napoli but agent Osita Okolo has revealed that his client may not sign for the Italian club.

Osimhen's 18 goals for Lille in all competitions the last campaign has drawn the attention of top European sides in recent months.

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And Napoli look likely to sign the Super Eagles striker but Osita is concerned about how black players are being treated in Serie A.

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The likes of Mario Balotelli, Kalidou Koulibaly and Romelu Lukaku have been racially abused by fans this season.

Osita Okolo said: "The racism issue. In Italy there is a big problem from my point of view, unfortunately, it is a widespread phenomenon.

"In any case, the final word on his future will be up to Victor and no one else."

Victor Osimhen agent gives Liverpool, Arsenal hope after comments about Italy

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Osita's claim has now given the likes of newly-crowned English champions Liverpool and London club Arsenal hopes of landing the 21-year-old.

Divock Origi is likely to depart Anfield at the end of the season to seek for first team action elsewhere.

On the other hand, Arsenal could lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette as both strikers have been continuously linked out of the club.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen is reportedly closing in on a move to Serie A giants Napoli this summer for a fee within the region of €70m, Complete Sports reports.

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According to Italian journalist, Nicolo Schira who is an expert in transfer news, the Supr Eagles star at the Italian club are in advanced talks.

And it is understood that a deal of five years has been offered for the 21-year-old who has been in for remarkable form for Lille this season.

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