Al Hilal tried to sign Osimhen during the last transfer window, but the deal fell through
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has admitted that he would prefer a transfer to the MLS rather than the Saudi Pro League, Soccernet reports.
Osimhen has been one of the best strikers in the world for the past two years. He scored 26 goals in the Serie A last season to help them to their first league triumph in 33 years. He also broke George Weah and Samuel Eto’o’s goalscoring records in the Serie A.
His exploits at Napoli raised eyebrows, and he was linked with some of the top clubs across Europe.
However, nothing concrete emerged from those talks. There were also talks of a bumper deal from Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal, but it did not materialise.
The 24-year-old striker has since settled down at Napoli after the uncertainty of the summer. But in a recent development, the Super Eagles striker has revealed that he would prefer a transfer to the USA’s Major League Soccer despite the influx of players from Europe to the Saudi League since last year.
“They are trying to develop their league(Saudi Pro League), which is good,” Osimhen noted
“One [Ronaldo] of the greatest of all time has gone there. Because of his [Ronaldo’s] influence, they have attracted a lot of talented players to also go there. So, for me it’s really good, they are trying to build their league into one of the best. For me, they are doing something amazing.”
“If I had the same conditions, I would go to MLS,” Osimhen said in a Twitch interview.
Despite his statement, a move to Saudi Arabia cannot be ruled out because the Saudis have used bumper wages to lure footballers to their league. With the right amount, Osimhen could be on the move.