Potential Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Sign For

The Nigerian International has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time now, with clubs like Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United showing interest. Recently, the Napoli striker has alerted the whole of the EPL by claiming it is his dream to play in England.

Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Sign For

Which club can afford him, clubs that need him, clubs that could get him, and also a brief look into how he fits into the team.

Overview – Victor Osimhen

Victor James Osimhen, Nigeria, Napoli.
Right Foot, Center Forward, Value = 70-80M via Transfermkt

A pacy, tall, and energetic figure up front. With 21 goals in 26 appearances this season, Osimhen is one of the most dangerous strikers in the World.

Potential Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Join

With Liverpool’s recent purchase of Darwin Núñez and Cody Gakpo, and their emphasis on signing midfielders in the summer, they will likely not move to add Osimhen to their ranks. Manchester City and Spurs both have two top-class strikers, so they might not be shopping for a striker too. That leaves us with Chelsea, Arsenal and also Manchester United.

Manchester United

Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Sign For

The Red Devils are said to be interested in the 24-year-old striker, and since they are yet to permanently replace Cristiano Ronaldo, Victor Osimhen looks like the right fit for the club.

A young striker who already has enough experience to lead an ambitious team like Manchester United, and with creative players like Marcus Rashford, Antony and also Bruno Fernandes around him, together they would scare any defence in the world.

Victor Osimhen, partnering Martial up front for Manchester United
A 4-3-3 shape with Osimhen

However, it is unclear if Manchester United will be willing to spend around €100M which would be required to land Victor Osimhen, especially after splashing a figure close to that on Antony last summer. There is also the possibility of new owners for Manchester United, and as unsettling as that may sound, it will play a key role in what Manchester United would be able to do in the summer.


Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Sign For

Mikel Arteta would want to bolster his squad in the summer, but he would want to change the core of this title-chasing Arsenal side, no matter how the season ends. The Gunners have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as their strikers, but injuries have affected them up top this season, with January signing Trossard having to lead the line against Bournemouth last week.

Arsenal are big admirers of Victor Osimhen, and they reportedly have the funds to facilitate a move in the summer. Signing Osimhen will add a new dimension to the Gunners attack as they will be able to boast of a strong, fast striker who can bully Premier League defenders on the ball and aerially.

Osimhen could partner up with Gabriel Jesus or be the leading man as the Gunners will be aiming to continue dominating their opponents next season.


Premier League Clubs Victor Osimhen Could Sign For

Chelsea always have a striking problem. Since Romelu Lukaku left the club last summer, Chelsea have spent more than $500M, but they have failed to sign a top/proven out-and-out striker. Osimhen is physical enough to adapt to the Premier League, and he is also clinical enough to make the most of few goalscoring chances problem that often plagues strikers at Chelsea.

The New Chelsea owners are not afraid to splash the cash on young players, and Victor Osimhen fits that bill excellently. It is difficult to predict what Chelsea’s attack will look like next season, but adding Osimhen will make any attack in Europe 10-times better.