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29th Jun 2023

Piers Morgan names one player Arsenal should sign after completing Declan Rice deal

Callum Boyle

Piers Morgan

Morgan says they should ‘break the bank’ to bring the forward in

Piers Morgan has said that Arsenal should “break the bank” to sign Victor Osimhen after they complete a deal to bring Declan Rice to the Emirates Stadium.

Reports suggest that a deal is nearing completion after West Ham agreed a £105m deal with the Gunners for the England international, who will undergo a medical imminently.

Arsenal have already signed Kai Havertz and are in contention to bring Jurrien Timber in from Ajax but Morgan feels that Osimhen would be the final piece of the puzzle to mount another title challenge.

Romeo Lavia is also another option for the Gunners, but they may be put off by Southampton’s £50m valuation despite their relegation to the Championship.

He tweeted: “It’s brilliant that Arsenal seem to have won the race to sign @_DeclanRice who will be a monstrously good addition to the team.

“But if we want to win big trophies, we also need a world-class striker who will score 25+ goals a season. I’d break the bank for @victorosimhen9.”

Osimhen is one of the most sought-after players after his goalscoring exploits guided Napoli to a first Scudetto in over 30 years last season. The Nigerian scored 26 goals in 32 league games.

Any deal to bring the forward to the Premier League would be a costly one however, with Napoli chairman Aurelio de Laurentiis valuing him at £150m.

They would also face competition from other clubs in Europe. Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the 24-year-old.

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