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Soccer News of Sunday, 29 December 2019


Why I turned down Barcelona, Arsenal offers – Osimhen

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Super Eagles and Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has revealed that his fear of lack of play time informed his decision to reject offers from Barcelona and Arsenal.

Rejecting the offers, Osimhen moved to Wolfsburg where he had 14 appearances before joining Charleroi in Belgium.

In a monitored interview on Nigeria Info FM, Osimhen opened up on why he rejected offers to join the top clubs.

“I also declined Barcelona move because I will not get a shirt (starting XI) and this would weaken my future chances, that was why I reconsidered twice,” Osimhen said.

He went on to speak on how he decided to join Wolfsburg following an advice from his brother.

“I spoke to my brother and he gave me some candid advice and he said I think you should pick Wolfsburg because the coach wanted you so much than the rest.”

“Sometimes, what you imagine is not what you get. So it didn’t work out well and I was really sad it couldn’t work out well because I really had a point to prove but sometimes life is like this so you have to accept it,” The Lille striker said.