Victor Osimhen reiterates his want to remain at Napoli amid Premier League curiosity

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has careworn that he is just not inquisitive about rumors of a doable transfer to the Premier League this summer time.

The 23-year-old scored 14 objectives in 27 Serie A video games final season and earned a popularity as one among the extra thrilling younger strikers round, and numerous sides throughout Europe have been conserving an eye fixed on Osimhen.

This summer time, Osimhen has discovered himself linked with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle United, whereas Manchester United and Chelsea have additionally been credited with an curiosity within the Nigerian up to now.

However, he has at all times emphasised his want to remain at Napoli and made it clear throughout a current interview with Corriere dello Sport that nothing has modified from his perspective.

“I’m in Napoli and I have a lot of respect for my club. These are just market rumours, I’m happy here and I’ve never had such a close relationship with everyone as I have right now.

“I spoke to president De Laurentiis, he is in charge, and he reassured me by explaining the club’s plans.

“I am happy with what he told me and the signings are quality, words have been followed by action. I am very happy to play with Napoli and in the future we will see.

He continued: “I’ve experienced very difficult moments, even private ones, but Napoli has always been close to me and that’s one of the reasons why I’m here. I’m happy, I’m in a beautiful city and a wonderful club.

“Naples is one of the best places to be a footballer: [Diego] Maradona played here, the best ever, I consider it a privilege and a great honor to play in the stadium named after him.”

However, Osimhen admitted that English soccer holds a particular place in his coronary heart because it has hosted numerous his favourite gamers.

“[Didier] Drogba is my idol, my inspiration, he has always motivated me to become who I am and one day I hope to come close to him,” he added.

“Today I’m also inspired by Harry Kane, but there are many strikers around who I like and can learn from.”

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