Victor Osimhen has revealed that he rejected tempting offers from Saudi Arabia in the summer to remain with his club Napoli.
Saudi Arabia Professional Football League outfit, Al Hilal were anxious to lure the forward away from Napoli, but the Serie A champions reportedly rejected two offers submitted from the Blue Waves for the Nigerian forward.
Quoting Osimhen, “I never thought of [leaving in summer] at first. But when this huge offer came from a Saudi club [Al-Hilal] it was tempting. It was a big one… I had three meetings & made up my mind to stick with the team.”
“In August it was a huge decision for me to take. The more I said no to these people the more they increased their offer. It was literally like ‘wow’… they never gave up until the end of their transfer window.”
Meanwhile, Osimhen also hinted at a future move to England, admitting that every African player appreciates the EPL, and while he does not have a favourite Premier League team, he has a Chelsea and a Manchester United jersey.
He said: “I don’t have a favourite Premier League team but I’ve two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United.
“Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man Utd fans.
“Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player — it’s a huge league.”