Although Gabriel Jesus is not a top scorer, the biggest problem for him is regular playing time. The Brazilian star is often sidelined due to injuries.
Therefore, if Victor Osimhen moves to the Emirates, the Nigerian player will definitely have to become the perfect upgrade of Jesus. However, in reality, he could not meet expectations.
Statistics show that, since the beginning of the 2020/21 season, Osimhen has missed 58 matches at both club and national levels due to injury and sometimes illness.
Besides, with his African nationality, Osimhen will miss a long period of the season to participate in AFCON every 2 years.
The price is not reasonable
Some sources say that Napoli will ask for a fee of over 100 million pounds, equivalent to the record amount Arsenal spent to own Declan Rice in the summer.
If they are determined to recruit Osimhen, the Gunners will likely create a financial imbalance. Notably, earlier in the negotiation to bring David Raya to the Emirates, they had to “circumvent the law” by borrowing the Spanish star with a buyout clause worth 27 million pounds.
And even if the club can extend their financial resources to close this deal, they will also need to consider their overall transfer goals.
Currently, Arsenal not only wants to invest in the center forward position, they need a striker with the ability to move widely to ease the burden on Bukayo Saka or look for an additional center back as a backup in the case of William Saliba. or Gabriel is injured.
In short, Osimhen is currently not worth the rumored £100 million fee. Moreover, it is also an unwise investment.
A more suitable target
While Gabriel Jesus possesses the ability to link play and is ready to act as a backdrop for his teammates to shine, Eddie Nketiah stands out because of his situations of exploiting space and his energetic playing style.
However, this pair still lacks directness and the ability to penetrate the opponent’s goal.
It cannot be denied that Osimhen possesses those qualities, but Arsenal can also look for similar targets, at a lower price. A good example is Ivan Toney.
The English striker has shown himself in the Premier League environment. Furthermore, Toney also wants to continue to develop himself in the foggy country.
It is known that Brentford values the 27-year-old star at about 60 million pounds (significantly lower than Osimhen) and with Arsenal on the verge of competing for the title, they absolutely have enough grounds to be able to close the deal. this deal.
Truong Son | 20:45 December 3, 2023