Super Eagles and Lille Forward Victor Osimhen has admitted that he turned down a move to join the Arsene Wenger led arsenal in the early stage of his European football.
The 21-year-old first came to Europe in January 2016 when he joined Wolfsburg off the back of an impressive Under 17 World Cup.
“I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal,” he told the Independent. “I had a lot of options. Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.
“Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.
“I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.”
Osimehn has been in impressive form since joining the french side Lille fc from a move away from the Belgian league he has a goal chart of 13 goals in 35 appearances in ligue 1