Saturday May 30 2020
Agent: 'Only Napoli really want Osimhen'

The agent of Lille striker Victor Osimhen confirms ‘Napoli are the only club that wants him 100 per cent right now,’ but there’s interest in the Premier League.

The Nigerian forward has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Everton, but Napoli remain the favourites.

“I can confidently tell you that the only club that wants Victor 100% right now is Napoli,” agent Ariyo Igbayilola told The Cable in Nigeria.

“But the final decision on whether he wants to join them lies with him. Also, Newcastle are in the race just like Tottenham. But it’s just interest alone. No real sign of commitment from them.

“I think with the pressure from different clubs in Europe, I doubt if he will stay with Lille in the coming season.”

The agent revealed he had even spoken to Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho about 21-year-old Osimhen.

“We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving? If Harry Kane is still playing for Tottenham, will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him.

“He needs a club where he will always play full games, week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.”