Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent scouts to watch Super Eagles goal poacher Victor Osimhen when he played for Nigeria against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly match in Portugal last week.
The Mirror of the UK, claimed that the Reds have now joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign the Napoli striker in 2024.
Just this week, it was claimed that Liverpool hold a ‘strong interest’ in Victor Osimhen amid reports he could leave Napoli in 2024.
The ‘powerful‘ Nigeria international was disrespected by his club on social media recently. He was far from happy with what happened and rightly so, and there’s a big chance he will leave the club in one of the next two transfer windows.
A player as good as Osimhen will not be short of suitors. The Mirror claim Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in the Serie A star, as are Liverpool.
It has been revealed that when Nigeria faced Saudi Arabia in Portugal last week, Jurgen Klopp sent his scouts there to have a close look at Osimhen.
Sadly, the 24-year-old striker suffered an injury and had to hobble off the pitch. As a result, Osimhen is now set for a short spell on the sidelines.
Osimhen is one of the best strikers in the world and players like him come with a big price tag.
Earlier this year, The Mail reported that Napoli wanted a fee as high as £150 million for him. We expect those demands to come down after everything that has happened, but he still will not be cheap.
If Liverpool really want to sign Osimhen, they will most likely have to break their transfer record. They will also have to beat a number of other clubs for his signature as well – Arsenal and Chelsea are both keen.