Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has encouraged Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to join the Gunners following a dispute between the Nigerian international and his current club.
The Serie A champions released a video on TikTok mocking the forward after he missed a penalty against Bologna at the weekend and his agent Roberto Calenda has threatened to sue. Amid the furore, Morgan took to X in order to persuade the forward to make the switch to the Emirates:
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 26, 2023
Osimhen was integral in helping Napoli win their first Serie A title in 30 years last season, scoring 26 goals in 32 league appearances.
The 24-year-old hasn’t started this campaign badly either, having hit the back of the net 3 times already, but there does appear to be growing tension with his club.
Osimhen’s contract negotiations
Despite speculation over the last month that the Nigerian would sign a new contract with Napoli, he has yet to put pen to paper on an extension.
This dispute over the TikTok video could end those talks and, with the player’s current deal expiring in 2025, there is the potential for a sale to happen.
Would Arsenal have a chance of signing the player?
There has been a lot of discussion in the aftermath of the North London derby that the Gunners need to sign a world-class No.9. The likes of Paul Merson have called on the club to bring in a striker who can score 20+ league goals.
Osimhen would certainly fit the profile but his asking price would be an issue. In the summer, it was claimed that Napoli were demanding as much as £150m for the player.
That fee may drop as he gets closer to the end of his contract, but it would be a substantial outlay nonetheless.