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Nigeria 's international Victor Osimhen has been named by the Spanish giants FC Barcelona as a potential substitute for Luis Suarez. Roberto Calenda, who is a member of the management team at Osimhen, DW Sports Administration, has confirmed this.   Un...

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BARCELONA WANTED TO REPLACE SUAREZ WITH OSIMHEN

Published by: O. Elijah
09/02/2020 02:13 PM

Nigeria 's international Victor Osimhen has been named by the Spanish giants FC Barcelona as a potential substitute for Luis Suarez.

Roberto Calenda, who is a member of the management team at Osimhen, DW Sports Administration, has confirmed this.

 

Until joining the top Italian club SSC Napoli from the French side OSC Lille two months ago, Osimhen was linked to Barcelona.

Barca is currently trying to sell Uruguayan powerhouse Suarez, who is one of the world's greatest strikers.

Calenda said Napoli was more concerned about signing Osimhen so he joined the club ahead of the new Series A season 2020/21.

 

"On these things I generally never speak of, out of respect for honesty and community. Napoli is right to say things as they went, they 're the main players, "Calenda said on Goal.

 

"I would tell it was a successful negotiation on the part of the parties, we began from a distance. The signing was done with regular contact and we were able to keep track of that.

 

"[This was] a complicated task, Tottenham and Liverpool needed Osimhen to the end, though Barcelona chose him at first rather than Suarez. Yet Napoli did everything. They needed him, and were taking him.

Osimhen joined Napoli for a €70 million club-record fee with add-ons theoretically rising to € 80 million.

In nine international matches for Nigeria the 21-year-old marksman has netted four times.

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