According to Liverpool Echo, in the previous week, there were several reports linking Napoli’s top scorer, Victor Osimhen, to a potential move to Anfield. Nonetheless, Fabrizio Romano wasted no time in dispelling such rumors.
Some sources have suggested that Victor Osimhen has already reached an agreement on contract terms with Liverpool. However, Romano has stated that Osimhen has not finalized any arrangements with any club, not even with his current team, Napoli. There is no contract extension in place.
Rumours of a pact with the Merseyside club are unfounded. Romano went on to say that it is true that the Reds, along with many other clubs, are monitoring the situations of several strikers. However, as of now, there is no agreement in place, and no decisions have been made regarding Osimhen’s future.
Osimhen’s Impressive Run Of Form For Napoli
Osimhen has had a respectable season with Napoli, contributing a series of effective performances in their offensive efforts. The Nigerian talent has registered six goals and one assist in ten appearances for the Italian club this season, across all competitions.
The 24-year-old has adeptly led the team’s attack, and his credit is due for maintaining an average of 4.1 shots, 0.6 key passes, and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A. However, his performance in terms of linking up play in the opponent’s half has been somewhat inconsistent, as indicated by his pass success rate of 75% in the top tier of Italian football (statistics sourced from Whoscored).
Should Klopp Lure Him To Liverpool?
Osimhen has established himself as a proficient finisher in the final third, utilizing his robust 1.86-meter stature to excel in aerial duels. The Nigerian international also displays the ability to create valuable scoring opportunities for his teammates in the vicinity of the opposing penalty area. Nevertheless, there remains room for improvement in terms of his passing accuracy in offensive situations.
The addition of Osimhen to the Reds, under the guidance of manager Jurgen Klopp, would significantly bolster their attacking prowess and enhance their chances of competing for major trophies in the upcoming seasons. Therefore, pursuing the Napoli star in the next year would be a worthwhile endeavor for the Anfield club, as his acquisition could prove to be highly beneficial.