The agent of Napoli star Victor Osimhen insists there are no problems with the Partenopei and that rumours linking the striker with Arsenal and Manchester United are not a priority now.

Last week, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Osimhen returned from international duty later than expected, causing problems inside the dressing room. The Nigeria international was serving a one-match ban in Sunday’s match against Atalanta, which saw Napoli win 3-1 in Bergamo.

“There are no problems; Victor has already proved his close bond with this club,” Roberto Calenda, one of his agents, told Radio Marte (via Corriere dello Sport).

“I don’t want to waste time talking about this, the situation is ridiculous. Just move on and talk about football.

“Osimhen is a young striker and with the right tips, his development is natural. Luciano Spalletti improves the players he works with. Everyone is happy about how things are going, Napoli are a precise choice for the striker’s development, as a man and as a footballer.”

Napoli raise Osimhen’s price tag amid Arsenal and Man Utd links

The Partenopei dream of winning the third Serie A title in their history. The first one since 1990. They are just one point off leaders Milan with seven games remaining. Osimhen has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United at the end of the season, but the striker’s future is not a priority at the moment.

“Osimhen is focused on the pitch, he wants to win and he is showing the right commitment. He plays for a strong team and journalists need to fill the papers’ pages,” he said.

“Even somebody who knows nothing about football would name Osimhen among the top strikers. He is a Napoli player and he will face seven finals now. The focus is all on the current campaign.”

Osimhen has scored 15 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions this season. According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Napoli rejected a €100m bid from Newcastle during the January transfer window but would sell him in the summer for €120m.



8 thought on “Osimhen’s agent keeps Arsenal and Man United waiting”
  1. If he wants to show that he is among the best and wants to play at the highest level, he must come to the premier league. There is no point in staying in Naples and Seria A, they are not going anywhere

  2. How’s that working out for Lukaku, Carl? How did that work out for Veron, Shevchenko and even Aquilani?

    The Premier League ain’t all that. It’s where the money is, of course, but you’ve got overpaid dross like Manchester United, Newcastle spending ludicrous money and mid-league teams spending silly TV money on players that don’t deserve it. Having money is not a benchmark of quality.

  3. Premier league the highest level?? Let’s face it, outside of Liverpool, City and Chelsea, the level is not that high. Considering how much money is being spent, the league isn’t any better than La Liga, which has objectively been the strongest in Europe in the 21st century.

    Moving to Arsenal or Utd a this moment would be a sideways step as this point for Osimhen, who’s getting better all of the time in Italy. A smart move for him would be to stay at Napoli for a season or two , maintain his progress and after that put himself in the frame for being Benzema or Lewandowski’s successor at Real or Munich.

  4. Winning the Italian league is like winning the FA Cup, based on how your champions perfom in the CL. Italian football is not in a good place lets face it guys. No need to get angry or nasty.

  5. @ Carl
    Winning Serie A is not like winning the FA Cup, and the CL is not a measure of the league but only the top 4 in a league. I’m not sure the “tier 2” teams in the PL are making easy work of any mid-table Serie A team.

  6. English fans are delusional. The EPL is the best league in the world, but they’re not much better than La Liga. I am constantly seeing how every other league is a “farmer’s league” and their titles don’t matter. The top leagues are always changing who dominates, which is good for the sport. In the last decade the EPL just went through a 5 year stretch where it had no teams reach the champions league final and only two teams even reach the semi’s in that period. Personally, my favorite part about the EPL dominating is that a majority of the league are foreigners. England’s national team already hasn’t won anything meaningful since the 60’s, I can’t imagine having a league that’s predominantly foreigners will help that much.

  7. @Carl
    You don’t know anything about football PL spoil players with money look at Mikel obi career….stop saying what you don’t know

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