“Come To Arsenal” – Piers Morgan Urges Unhappy £150M Rated Striker To Make Emirates Move
The Serie A champions mocked the attacker in a TikTok video after he missed a penalty against Bologna at the weekend, and his agent, Roberto Calenda, has vowed to sue. During the uproar, Morgan turned to X to encourage the forward to join the Emirates:
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 26, 2023
Osimhen played a key role in Napoli’s first Serie A triumph in 30 years last season, scoring 26 goals in 32 league matches.
The 24-year-old hasn’t had a bad start to the season, though, with three goals already, but there appears to be building friction between him and his club.
Osimhen’s contract negotiations
Despite recent anticipation that the Nigerian might sign a new deal with Napoli, he has yet to sign an extension.
This issue over the TikTok video might put a halt to such negotiations, and with the player’s current contract expiring in 2025, there is the possibility of a sale.
Would Arsenal be able to sign the player?
Following the North London derby, there has been a lot of talk about the Gunners needing to buy a world-class No.9. Paul Merson, for example, has urged the team to sign a striker capable of scoring 20 or more league goals.
Osimhen might meet the bill, but his asking price would be an issue. It was reported in the summer that Napoli wanted £150 million for the player.
That amount may decrease as he nears the conclusion of his deal, but it would still be a significant spend.