'He's good but Osimhen is better' - Transfer insider urges Arsenal to prioritise signing of Nigerian over ToneyPublished: October 02, 2023
Transfer insider Dean Jones has suggested that Victor Osimhen will elevate Arsenal to genuine Premier League contenders and they are better off signing the Nigerian striker than Brentford's suspended forward Ivan Toney whom they are being linked with.
The north London outfit seem not to be contented with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah who are their primary strikers at the moment and have been said to be interested in signing another central forward.
Osimhen bagged 26 goals in the Serie A last season to help Napoli win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years and has had a good start to this campaign, scoring 5 goals in his first 7 games in the Italian top-flight.
Toney was also in sensational form for Brentford last season, notching 20 goals in 33 games for Thomas Frank's side.
According to Jones, the Gunners should prioritize signing the Nigerian striker over his English counterpart if they are to close the gap on Manchester City and challenge for the Premier League title.
"The most interesting case here could be for Arsenal. Obviously it remains to be seen just how much they would be able to spend but at a time when they are seriously thinking about whether they need another forward to help them close the gap on Manchester City, there really is not anyone better they could be looking at," Jones said to GIVEMESPORT.
"Ivan Toney is going to cost at least £60m and possibly up to £70million. He's good but Osimhen is better, much better.
"This really is the sort of player that elevates your levels and makes anything possible so if you can find the money to get into that conversation then it's definitely something Arsenal should be doing, and I'm sure would be doing.
"He would turn them into genuine title contenders and help them compete in the latter stages of the Champions League too. "
Osimhen has declared his commitment to Napoli, thereby putting an end to rumours that he is unhappy at the club but it remains to be seen whether he will take it a step further by signing a contract extension with the Naples-based side.
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