Napoli have set an €80m asking price for Victor Osimhen, one of the many players on Arsenal’s summer shortlist, according to a report.
James Benge of CBS Sports reports that Napoli want at least €80m (£67.4m) to consider selling Victor Osimhen this summer. Benge adds that Osimhen is among the many strikers Arsenal have been tracking in recent months.
An €80m fee would make Osimhen one of the most expensive options on that shortlist, if not the most expensive.
Arsenal have paid that kind of fee before, for Nicolas Pepe, but ideally, you only want to do so if you’re sure about the investment.
Osimhen is having a good season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five in 27 games in all competitions.
A cheekbone fracture absence from late November to mid-January prevented him from significantly adding to those totals.
CBS Sports previously reported that Arsenal had been extensively scouting Osimhen and Lautaro Martinez in Serie A. They added that the Gunners are searching for a young but experienced and consistent goalscorer.
Napoli paid around €80m for Osimhen in the first place, so perhaps it’s no surprise they’re hoping to recoup that kind of fee.