Arsenal, Man City, Juventus Missed Out On Osimhen's Signature, Reveals Klaus Allofs
Published: November 03, 2019
Arsenal, Man City, Juventus Missed Out On Osimhen's Signature, Reveals Klaus Allofs
Former Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has revealed that Victor Osimhen could have been playing for a Premier League club, with Arsenal and Manchester City interested in signing the Ultimate Strikers Academy product before he moved to Germany in January 2017.

Allofs has also confirmed, as exclusively reported by allnigeriasoccer.com three years ago, Osimhen was a target of Serie A giants Juventus following his impressive performances at the FIFA U17 World Cup.

The former Marseille and Germany striker was speaking to La Provence ahead of Lille's Ligue 1 match at the Stade Vélodrome on Saturday.

Allofs said : ''We've been following him for a while. Our scouts saw the U17 World Cup in 2015, where he scored a lot of goals. He was someone very calm for his age.

''We tried to get him signed. It's not easy to have young people, the competition is great, here also in Germany and everywhere else.

''He was wanted by several European clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Juventus and PSG''.

Osimhen has been involved in ten goals (8 goals, 2 assists) from 15 appearances since transferring to Lille in the summer transfer window.

Igho Kingsley

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