Napoli News Latest: Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is apparently close to agreeing to a new deal with the Serie A winners, which is a huge milestone for Napoli.
Top European clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea, who had been interested in the prolific goal scorer, will have their dreams dashed by the extension. Following many meetings with Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, a prospective new contract with Napoli has emerged.
The main topic of discussion throughout the discussions between Napoli and Osimhen’s agents has been the release clause in the suggested contract. The club has stated that it wants to put the amount at around €200 million (£171 million/$219 million). Osimhen’s support team is lobbying for a lower price, and both sides are edging closer to a potential settlement of about €150 million (£128 million/$164 million).
Victor Osimhen’s current deal with Napoli is slated to end in 2025, but sources claim he will stay with the Italian powerhouses for at least another season. The 24-year-old striker’s contract extension is imminent as a result of the discussions he has had with his agent, Roberto Calenda, over his pay and the release clause.
Osimhen’s prospective contract extension would put an end to rumors about his future and would be a serious setback for the goals of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain, all of whom had indicated interest in signing him.
A new deal with Napoli was denied by Calenda only a few weeks prior, and club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has continuously expressed confidence that Osimhen would stay at Napoli despite interest from other elite teams in Europe.
Meanwhile, Napoli is ecstatic about the possibility of obtaining Osimhen’s commitment for a lengthy period. The Nigerian striker was crucial to Napoli’s Scudetto campaign last season, scoring an incredible 26 goals and giving out four assists. His contributions were crucial in helping Napoli win the Serie A championship after a 33-year absence from the illustrious trophy.