Victor Osimhen was the Perfect Replacement for Suarez Osimhen Agent Confirms
Nigerian goalscoring machine, Victor Osimhen has said he was wanted by top European sides, Barcelona, Liverpool and Tottenham who all tried to sign him while he was with Lille in the French Ligue 1. An agent who is a member of Osimhen’s reps, Roberto Calenda confirmed that Spanish LaLiga giants, Barcelona had wanted the Super Eagles star to replace Luiz Suarez at the Nou Camp.
Victor Osimhen who signed a 5-year contract with Italian Serie A side, Napoli was also on the reader for top English Premier League sides, like Liverpool and Tottenham before he eventually made a record signing of 70million deal with the Blues.
And following the move that made Osimhen Africa’s most expensive player ever, the agent Roberto Calenda, while speaking on Radio Marte, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb, said the issues that were discussed before eventually signed him. He said the 21-year old was a major target for the Spanish side, he said: “I usually never talk about these things, out of respect for professionalism and the club.”
He also said: “It is right that Napoli says things as they went, they are the main players and I can say that it was a well-conducted negotiation by the parties.” “The signing took place outside the giant eye of communication and we were good at keeping track of it. It was a difficult operation, Tottenham and Liverpool wanted Osimhen until the last.” “Even Barcelona initially wanted him in place of Suarez. Napoli, however, did everything, they wanted it and took it,” Calenda revealed.
Victor Osimhen has already scored three goals for his new club Napoli, the attacker who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for his former side in the French Ligue 1 last season seems to have set the ball rolling already in the Italian Serie A. Victor Osimhen is one the top six Nigerian players to look at for in the 2020/21 season which starting in few weeks. For Barcelona, they are still in the dilemma of the news of Lionel Messi’s departure, they have however started the purge mission starting with Ivan Rakitic as he joins his former side Sevilla.
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