Carabao Cup: Four Clubs Advance To Quarter Final – [See List]
Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Burnley are on the waiting list as four teams advanced to the 2022 Carabao Cup quarter-final stage.
While the English Premier League clubs are scheduled to play their opponents on Wednesday and Thursday, the likes of Wolves, Southampton, Newcastle United and Leicester City scaled to the fourth round of the competition after winning their respective matches on Tuesday.
Wolves defeated Gillingham 2-0, while Southampton won 2-1 against Lincoln City, Naija News reports. Newcastle United defeated Bournemouth 1-0, and Leicester City thrashed MK Dons 3-0.
The Carabao Cup round of 16 fixtures matches will continue today, Wednesday, December 21 as Manchester United will battle with Burnley while Manchester City will tackle Liverpool at Etihad on Thursday night.
Victor Osimhen Doesn’t Want To Leave Napoli
Meanwhile, Nigerian football star, Victor Osimhen made it clear that he does not plan to leave Napoli in the January transfer window amidst interests from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Naija News recalls that Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A club on September 1, 2020, from Lille for a transfer fee worth €75 million. His current contract with the club will expire on June 30, 2025.
Since he joined Napoli two years ago, the 23-year-old Nigerian international has scored 38 goals and provided 12 assists in 76 games in all competitions.
Due to his consistent form, Osimhen has attracted the attention of a series of elite football clubs across Europe especially Chelsea and Manchester United.
United in particular sees Osimhen as a potential long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo whose contract was terminated mutually in November.
Unfortunately for United, Osimhen intends to stay at Napoli until the end of the season with the hope of winning a major title with the Italian club.
“It’s one of the best clubs in Europe and I want to win here. The future is this moment, try to win something relevant in Italy.
“It’s hard to think about something better than Napoli, one of the best clubs in Italy, right now. I am only focused on this season because we haven’t done anything yet. We must win something and then we’ll see what happens,” Osimhen told an Italian publication, Il Matino.