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Wolfsburg may beat Arsenal to Osimhen’s deal

By Editor   |   21 December 2015   |   3:03 am  

Victor-OsimhenBUNDESLIGA club, Wolfsburg, now look set to beat English Premier League outfit, Arsenal, to record-breaking top scorer at the recent FIFA U17 World Cup, Victor Osimhen, according to his advisers.

Africanfootball.com reports that Osimhen’s agents are currently in Germany on the invitation of Wolfsburg, adding that the FIFA U-17 World Cup record goal scorer is impressed with the facilities and ambitions of the German club even though Arsenal have tabled a more tempting offer financially.

“Victor likes what he has seen in Germany and the club really want to have him,” said one of his representatives, Ariyo Igbayilola

“If it were all about the money, Arsenal are far ahead, but we have to think first and foremost about the boy’s career, every other thing can follow.

“We don’t have a formal agreement with either club yet because the boy is not yet 18, but it is looking more and more likely we may settle for Wolfsburg.

“But as I have always maintained, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and his family have to be taken along in whatever decision we finally take because he is a national asset,” he said.

Another English cub, Tottenham, was the first to enquire about the lad, but their interest seems to have waned.

Reports claim that even after the visit to Wolfsburg, Osimhen’s heart seems to favour a move to the Emirates, while his agents prefer the German club.



  • nelson godwin

    His education should be added to the deal too folks…….in todays World education is the rock.

    • Jakie

      My honest take for Victor is to go for Arsenal, taking into account his future career that has a lot to gain from the use of the English language. He and his parents and agents should not settle for less! May God guide them in the decision-making process!

  • Two by Two

    Arsenal is better if he is encouraged to go to school while plying his trade because english is the mother tongue in and out of school or football field.In Germany, he may have to start learning dutch first b4 proper academic work.Agreed there are schools where english is used but the arsenal advantage outweighs Wolsfurg. Secondly, any arsenal material is a hot cake anywhere in world football because Arsenal is superbly organized in terms of play style.The only club that is at par with Barca for now. I’m not talking of winning all the time and trophies here.

  • joseph Bassey

    I prefer Victor going to Arsenal FC. The youth policy of Arsenal FC is great, with beautiful football style and English language advantage, he can see his follow young Nigerians and African stars develop in English league to become world best. his follow country boys Kelechi Ihaenacho is there in Man City and others in Arsenal the GUNNERS and other clubs. Please Victor go to where your heart tells you and I believe is Arsenal FC. God bless Nigeria

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