Thierry Henry wants to see Victor Osimhen in the Premier League | Football

Victor Osimhen has scored seven goals in 13 league games this term (Picture: Getty)

Thierry Henry would like to see Victor Osimhen in the Premier League with the Napoli star wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Osimhen has established himself as one of the hottest properties in European football after steering Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years last season, scoring 26 goals in 32 games, with Paris Saint-Germain also keen on a move.

This term, the 25-year-old has picked up where he left off – netting seven times in 13 appearances in the Italian top flight – and Europe’s elite are believed to be queueing up for his signature.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal were both credited with a strong interest throughout the January transfer window, though neither club strengthened up front before the deadline.

However, Napoli are expecting a bidding war for their prized possession at the end of the campaign and Osimhen said he ‘already knew his next step’ when quizzed on the speculation over his future last month.

Recent reports indicated Osimhen had his heart set on joining Chelsea, but the Blues may struggle to pay the Nigerian’s £111million release clause in full while staying on the right side of financial fair play regulations.

Arsenal legend Henry, speaking about his club needing a new striker, told CBS: ‘I think that’s something Mikel Arteta is going to look upon at the end of the season and see who he can bring into his team.’

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PSG will rival Arsenal and Chelsea for Victor Osimhen (Picture: Getty)

Fellow pundit Micah Richards put Osimhen’s name forward to which Henry replied: ‘Sorry? You need to call Mikel for that.’

Henry then revealed his desire for Osimhen to test himself in England as he added: ‘He showed last year what he could do.

‘He won African player of the year along the way. I would like to see him now, what can you do in the Premier League?’


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