Arsenal’s need for a top-quality striker has been a topic of discussion over the last few weeks. As per Fabrizio Romano, rumours continue to swirl about potential targets with Victor Osimhen, Ivan Toney, and Ollie Watkins at the forefront of the names being discussed.
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Why Victor Osimhen?
Osimhen, one of the most sought-after strikers in the world, now finds himself in a tense situation with his club, Napoli. Following his missed penalty in a crucial match against Bologna and a subsequent substitution that left him visibly frustrated, the forward’s relationship with the club took a hit.
Gli Azzurri exacerbated matters by posting a TikTok video joking about the penalty miss, which did not sit well with the Nigerian striker.
As per Romano, The £104 million star’s agent, Roberto Calenda, has even mentioned the possibility of legal action against the Serie A club. While discussions regarding a new contract are ongoing, including a crucial release clause, Osimhen’s contract only runs until the summer of 2025.
If tensions persist and legal action ensues, Napoli might consider selling him in 2024 to avoid losing him for free in 2025. This situation adds an element of uncertainty to Osimhen’s future.
Ollie Watkins: Aston Villa’s New Offer
Watkins is another name prominently linked with Arsenal. However, the latest reports suggest that the Villans are preparing to extend his contract. As per the transfer insider, the 27-year-old is open to considering the club’s proposal before exploring other options.
The Englishman has been prolific for the Birmingham-based side so far, contributing with 41 goals and 15 assists in 115 league appearances.
Inquiries into Ivan Toney
Among the many striker names linked with the Gunners, Ivan Toney stands out. Recent reports suggest that the North London club had inquired about the conditions of a potential deal for Toney. While this shows Arsenal’s interest, it’s crucial to note that there is no concrete development at this point.
After the 2-2 draw against rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, pundits and fans have urged Mikel Arteta to sign the”missing piece” which would potentially help the Gunners in their quest to win titles. Arsenal fans will be watching closely as the season progresses, hoping for clarity on who might lead the line for them in the future.