Osimhen’s Attitude, Character Scaring Suitors – Ex-Super Eagles Striker


Former Nigeria striker Peter Ijeh reckons suitors are avoiding Victor Osimhen like plague because of the attitude and character of the Napoli striker.

Commenting on a Facebook post on Tuesday, Ijeh, who spent a major part of his career in Scandinavia, said Europe is a small community that takes attitude and character as keys, which he thinks the Nigeria striker doesn’t understand.

“How I wish he understood that Europe is a small community that takes attitude and character as keys because it is directly influenced by children, and at the same time, they are notorious for double standards. Even Lagos is bigger than six countries, so it is more or less a community where everybody knows everybody,” said Ijeh, ostensibly reflecting on Osimhen’s verbal onslaught on former Super Eagles coach Finidi George.

Osimhen has played his last match for Napoli, having made clear his decision to leave Diego Maradona Stadium at the end of last season. Napoli are willing to sell the player, but his £100 million release clause has been a major stumbling block to his transfer.

The club recently lowered the sum to £85 million, with Manchester United reportedly leaping onto the fray, but the Red Devils have also backed down like Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal and are currently in negotiations with Alvaro Moratta.

Napoli offered him to Manchester United and were willing to take Mason Greenwood plus some cash.

Meanwhile, new Napoli coach Antonio Conte has reportedly told Osimhen he will not be his main striker next season.