Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, 24, is set to sign a new contract.
“According to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, a two-year deal has been agreed in principle with Osimhen,” transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported on social media on Tuesday.
“Napoli’s position is that if a huge bid comes in that they cannot refuse, they will make the best decision for the club,” he added.
President De Laurentiis added: “I have said for a long time that Osimhen should stay. “I have said for a long time that Osimhen should stay, but if a good offer comes in that we can’t refuse, of course we will consider it,” he said.
“I already spoke to Osimhen before the Scudetto victory ceremony. We have already reached a basic agreement on a two-year contract.” This will extend the contract, which currently ends in June 2025, to 2027.
Recognizing the potential of the near-perfect Osimhen, Napoli spent €70 million in transfer fees to sign him in 2020. It was the highest transfer fee in Napoli’s history and the highest for an African player.
Osimhen is an all-round striker with great physicality and goal-scoring ability. At 6-foot-2, he is quick on his feet, which makes him a great aerial threat and penetrator. He’s also very active, which means he’s a solid contributor to the defense for the full 90 minutes.
His stock has risen further this season. In total, he has 31 goals and five assists in 39 games. In Serie A, he was the top scorer with 26 goals and five assists in 32 games.
Napoli won their first Serie A title in 33 years. It was a result of a solid offensive and defensive balance, with Osimhen at 안전놀이터 the center of it all. That’s why Napoli would love to keep him.
However, with interest from several clubs, Osimhen is keen to move to the Premier League. “The Premier League is a dream,” he said. He has been linked with a £130 million ($217 million) transfer fee.
Manchester United are the favorites to sign Osimhen. Chelsea are also interested, according to British outlet 90min. However, with such a large transfer fee, there hasn’t been much bidding activity.