Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told the club chieftain to make Lille most sought after striker, Victor Osimhen their primary target in the summer.
Negotiation between Osimhen and Napoli has again hit the rock and Reds have taken “decisive steps” in their efforts to sign Osimhen, according to RAI Sport journalist Ciro Venerato.
It looked like Napoli were on the verge of completing a €50m+ transfer after they reportedly began ‘concrete negotiations’ on Monday with Osimhen deciding ‘not to continue’ talks with other clubs. However, that was apparently before he knew about interest from Liverpool.
Now the striker and his representative have apparently made a complete U-turn now that they have learned about interest from Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool. Venerato believes that Osimhen’s “change of agent has proven decisive” as he now apparently prepares for a move to Liverpool.
“New and perhaps decisive steps forward in Liverpool’s purchase of Osimhen,” Venerato told Calcio Napoli 24 (via Sport Witness). “His new agent seems to have left little margin for the Blue management after a telephone talk.
“There are signs of cosmic pessimism mixed with resignation coming from Castel Volturno. After Pépé, Osimhen seems to have vanished too. The change of agent has proven decisive. But we mustn’t forget the past. The boy had long had doubts about his destination. He dreamt of the Premier League.
“Naples was his alternative choice in the absence of concrete offers. Now that Klopp has officially asked for him, it’s all over. The appeal of the European champions, the Reds is too strong, money aside. There’s not only economic reasons for Oshimen. The Premier League is the dream of all Nigerian boys.” Venerato said.