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‘Show yourself’: Yakubu sends message to £43m forward, amid reports Arsenal want to sign him

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is one of the most in-demand forwards in Europe and former Everton striker Yakubu has suggested he needs to come to England to prove himself.

Osimhen is being tracked by a number of clubs in January. Despite signing a new deal with Napoli, clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea are thought to be considering whether to trigger his £100m+ release-clause.
Right now, it looks like January might be a tough ask in terms of those teams doing a deal.

But speaking about Osimhen in general, Nigerian legend Yakubu has suggested he should move to England to really prove himself.
Yakubu says Arsenal-linked Osimhen needs Premier League move

Speaking to The Mirror, former PL forward Yakubu spoke highly of Osimhen, but insisted that a move to the Premier League is the only way to really show your class.

“Why not? He’s a very strong player with the ball and he can run channels as well. The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and everybody wants to play there. If you want to show yourself as a top player then the Premier League is the place to be. It’s very hard but I wasn’t lucky, I worked so hard to play in the Premier League and it was incredible,” Yakubu said.

Osimhen – who only cost Napoli £43m – is likely to the subject of further interest from clubs in the summer.
Arsenal should go all out if they don’t get Toney

Ivan Toney is the man we all know Arsenal want to sign if they can. However, that deal is looking more and more unlikely, especially with a reported £100m asking price involved.

Osimhen, then, is probably the next best thing for Arsenal. In fact, some might even argue he is better equipped than Toney given his experience in Italy and Europe.

Right now, Arsenal do need a forward. We can all see it, and Mikel Arteta must be ruing not using his summer budget to sign one.

Longer-term, though, Osimhen ticks so many boxes and as Yakubu says, has attributes to succeed in England.

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