and target Victor Osimhen says he wants to ‘achieve his dream’ of playing in the Premier League.
Osimhen is one of the best strikers in the world right now having scored 21 goals and made four assists in just 26 appearances this season for Napoli.
The Nigeria international has helped his side go 15 points clear at the top of Serie A and make them one of the favourites for this year’s .
But his efforts have also attracted plenty of transfer interest particularly from England where United and Chelsea are in the market for a world-class striker.
Erik ten Hag is looking for a serious upgrade on Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst, with Osimhen viewed as an ideal fit for the Dutch manager’s style of play.
Graham Potter meanwhile is also after a natural No.9 to solve the Blues’ goalscoring woes though he does have Christopher Nkunku arriving in the summer from RB Leipzig.
Naturally, Napoli are keen on holding on to Osimhen but while the 24-year-old is committed to the Italian club for now, he has once again stated his desire to move to the Premier League.
‘Playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for me and a good fit,’ he said in a press conference on Monday.
‘Now, I’m in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A. But of course, a lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league.
‘I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day. But like I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.’
Osimhen is likely to command a record fee if and when he does move, with (£89.7m) for their talisman whom they signed in 2020 from Lille for £67m.
His contract expires in 2025, but for now the striker will be focussing on Napoli’s Champions League round of 16 match with Frankfurt which takes place on Wednesday night, with the Italian side 2-0 in the tie after the first-leg.
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