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‘ Come to the Premier League ‘ – Bassey urges Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has received advice from international teammate Calvin Bassey regarding a potential future move outside Napoli.

Despite recently extending his contract until 2026, Osimhen continues to attract interest from major European clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid.


Bassey, emphasizing Osimhen’s qualities, described him as an exceptional striker capable of running a back line by himself, excelling in various aspects of the game such as running in behind, heading, and finishing.

The Super Eagles teammate expressed a preference for having Osimhen on his team rather than facing him on the opposing side.

“He is a joke — the only striker I know who can run a back line by himself. He can run in behind, he can head, finish, he can do everything, ” Fulham FC defender Calvin Bassey said per the Athletic.


In terms of a potential destination for Osimhen, Bassey suggested that the Premier League would be a suitable fit for the Nigerian striker.

Bassey who already has midfielder, Alex Iwobi as teammate also playfully remarked that he would rather have Osimhen as a teammate than compete against him.

“The Prem would suit him. Hopefully, he comes at some point, but I’d rather have him in my team than against him!”


In a recent development, Osimhen has commited to Napoli SSC until 2026.

The striker signed a new contract which ties him to the Italian champions until 2026, as announced on Saturday, December 23, 2023.

Osimhen’s performances have been crucial for Napoli, leading them to the Serie A title in the 2022/23 season but this season has not gone smoothly in the league.

In his last match, Osimhen saw red as AS Roma defeated Napoli 2-0 in the Serie A to push the champions down to seventh place and further away from the top of the table.

Bassey’s Fulham FC also suffered a 0-2 loss to Burnley on the same day in a Premier league week eighteen fixture at Craven Cottage.

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