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Victor Osimhen: Why I rejected Arsenal move

Victor Osimhen: Why I rejected Arsenal move

- Victor Osimhen reveals Arsenal were interested in his services before he signed for Wolfsburg

- The former Golden Eaglet feels he has a better chance of breaking into the first team with the Germans

- The striker joined the Green-Whites on a €3.5 million deal from Nigerian side Ultimate Strikers

Wolfsburg striker Victor Osimhen says he rejected a move to Arsenal to sign for Wolfsburg.

The 18-year-old has joined Wolfsburg on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Nigerian side Ultimate Strikers Academy in a deal reportedly worth €3.5 million.

Victor Osimhen: Why I rejected Arsenal move

Victor Osimhen at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

According to the former Golden Eaglet striker, he will have more playing opportunities with the Bundesliga side.

Osimhen was named CAF's Youth Player of the Year in 2015 and targeted by Arsenal Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

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"There were many clubs that were interested in me," Osimhen told Bild.

"But my choice was Wolfsburg because I think that my development opportunities are highest here.

"If I had gone to Arsenal, for example, I might not have found the route to the first team so quickly.

"I love football and I have worked hard to get where I am now."

Osimhen scored 10 goals to help Nigeria to the Under-17 World Cup title in October 2015.

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