EXCL: Victor Osimhen threatening legal action against Napoli, the latest on Xavi Simons' future, how Arsenal have reacted to Kai Havertz struggles, and more
Today's column, featuring Victor Osimhen, Xavi Simons, Kai Havertz and much more!
Victor Osimhen could be one to watch on the market if explosive row with Napoli is not resolved
We start today’s column with a big story about one of the best strikers in the world, and one of the most wanted strikers in the world - Victor Osimhen. We know that in the summer that there were many possibilities for Osimhen. Manchester United considered him but it was impossible to negotiate with Napoli, as they were never even considering entertaining bids for anything less than €150m and that was far from what Man United could afford.
Paris Saint-Germain were also linked with Osimhen several times, and Napoli even felt that PSG were the only club who could realistically afford their asking price for the Nigerian striker. Still, in the end PSG never presented an official bid - instead they decided to bring in Goncalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani for almost the same price.
In truth, the biggest possibility for Osimhen was with Al Hilal. They were prepared to spend more than €150m on Osimhen before later signing Neymar and Aleksandar Mitrovic. It’s important to note that in this case, Napoli wanted more money for Osimhen - they were not going to accept only €150m from Saudi clubs, and so nothing happened.
However, now the situation could be different, because in a formal statement, the agent of Osimhen, Roberto Calenda, has announced in a statement that Osimhen is considering taking legal action against Napoli. The player is furious with the club.