Arsenal is reportedly considering a major swap deal that could see 24-year-old Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen and Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus change clubs in the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to a report from Fichajes, Arsenal is prepared to use Jesus as bait to entice Napoli into parting ways with Osimhen. The Gunners, who play in the Premier League, view Osimhen as the ideal striker to fit into manager Mikel Arteta’s tactical system, and they are keen on pursuing a swap arrangement.
Napoli, on the other hand, is not oblivious to Arsenal’s intentions and is actively exploring potential replacements should Osimhen make his exit from the Serie A champions. Jesus has emerged as one of the prime candidates for Napoli, but the Italian club is expected to demand a substantial fee in addition to the Brazilian forward in any potential exchange.
This news comes after Napoli staunchly resisted all attempts to secure Osimhen’s services during the last summer transfer window. Notably, Chelsea, PSG, and Al Hilal expressed interest in the Nigerian striker, but Napoli stood firm. They even slapped a staggering €200 million price tag on Osimhen and rejected a similar offer from the Saudi Pro League, underscoring their commitment to retaining the prolific forward.
As the football world eagerly awaits further developments, the potential swap deal between Arsenal and Napoli promises to be one of the most talked-about transfer sagas of the upcoming summer, with Jesus and Osimhen at the center of the footballing spotlight.