Liverpool has successively added midfield forwards from the early 20s with Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo. The strongest front three has been dismantled, and the remaining Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Other excellent players up front include Diogo Jota, Ben Doak, and Harvey Elliott, making them one of the best in the Premier League, but replacing the Egyptian national team forward is the biggest challenge, with interest in right wingers who play in Europe.
One player who has quickly moved to the forefront of such forward personnel is Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, who plays for Napoli. Although not a winger, there are possible options, such as turning the dexterous Gakpo or Jota to the right.
According to Valter De Maggio, Liverpool has made contact with the player and has agreed a contract with his side. He testified that he was close to renewing his contract with Napoli, but then he jumped in.
“The parties had reached an agreement for the renewal, but then Calenda and Osimhen went back on their word. What happened? There was the inclusion of another club, from the Premier League. I’m talking about Liverpool,”
“There would be frequent contacts, but I just learned something else: there would be agreements already reached. Let me clarify: the agreements would be between the Reds and the player, therefore they would not involve Napoli. I hope Laurentiis will be able to keep Victor Osimhen at least until June, but we can’t be sure.”
The 24-year-old striker sought a new home in Italy from Lille in 2020. He grabbed a regular spot as a center forward and has so far scored 65 goals and 15 assists in 111 games, and he continues to show his high scoring ability with 20 goals in 27 games for the Nigerian national team.
However, he has been at odds with the club over content posted officially by Napoli.
Relations have deteriorated, and the forward, who is under contract until 2025, is rumored to be leaving the club. A move to the Premier League, including Manchester United, has long been reported, but he has decided to stay in Serie A.
Is this report true or false? Only those involved will know the truth, but it does make for an exciting front line.
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