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Former Liverpool player backs £113 million star to replace Mo Salah

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By Sarthak Joshi

Steve Nicol recommends Liverpool make a move for Napoli’s star, Victor Osimhen if Salah leaves

The complexity of the situation increased by the doubts surrounding Liverpool star Mohamed Salah‘s future. Interest from Saudi Arabian teams stands to be the main reason.

There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that Salah is one of Liverpool’s most vital and record-breaking star attackers. His performances have caught the eye of Saudi Arabian clubs. Al-Ittihad offered a staggering £150 million to sign the Egyptian star.

With the Reds’ superstar’s contract expiring next season, Liverpool has to plan their future without Salah as they do not have the required financial resources to fight the Saudi clubs.

Steve Nicol backs Napoli star to join Liverpool

Steve Nicol’s say for Liverpool star replacement

When asked who would be the ideal candidate to join Liverpool, former player Steve Nicol suggested Victor Osimhen. Nicol reportedly paid tribute to the striker, who has become a Serie A sensation after he was instrumental in Napoli’s championship victory.

“Osimhen. I think Osimhen would be fantastic for Liverpool. The middle of the park, we have just signed Mac Allister and Szoboszlai. Endo has turned out to be incredible. He (Nunez) can start out wide.”

The Nigerian forward has demonstrated his ability to direct the attack and score a variety of goals. Osimhen has continued to be a major player for Napoli despite their struggles, with 13 goals and 3 assists in 20 league appearances this season.

Osimhen is unquestionably among the top strikers in the world right now. Hence, teams like Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are thinking about signing him.


Liverpool’s concerning attacking form

Darwin Nunez‘s patchy performance this season has the club’s management and supporters concerned. Although the Uruguayan has a lot of promise, the Premier League team has suffered this season as a result of his dismal conversion rate.

The 25-year-old Nigerian star could be a huge boost for Liverpool’s attack. Though not a direct substitute, Osimhen, who is six years Salah’s junior, would provide the squad with a comparable goal-scoring history.

The Reds would have to contend with strong competition from other teams to acquire Osimhen, and it’s not obvious if they’ll be able to afford his enormous release clause of £113 million.

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But Osimhen has the skills and potential to live up to his staggering fees and could turn out to be a remarkably useful asset for the Reds, so it is worth a shot.