Napoli, the renowned Italian Serie A club, has officially declared that their star striker, Victor Osimhen, will part ways with the club at the culmination of the 2023-2024 season.
This revelation serves as a significant development for several Premier League clubs, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain, all of whom have expressed interest in securing Osimhen’s services since the previous summer.
Premier League Attraction:
The 25-year-old, named the African Player of the Year, garnered global attention with a stellar performance during the previous season, contributing 26 goals and five assists in 31 league games.
His instrumental role played a pivotal part in Napoli clinching the Scudetto after a 33-year hiatus.
In a recent interview during the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast, Osimhen, while representing Nigeria, affirmed that his decision on the next phase of his career is resolute, with effusive praise directed towards the Premier League.
Contract Extension and Revelation:
Despite Osimhen’s recent contract extension with Napoli until 2026, the club president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, disclosed on January 26th that the Nigerian striker would depart next summer.
De Laurentiis emphasized that the awareness of Osimhen’s desire to leave had been known since the preceding summer, contributing to the complexities in reaching a contract extension.
The president revealed, “We know he’s either going to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, or an English club.”
Extended Contract Terms:
The contract extension, inked by Osimhen in 2023, introduces a €130 million release clause.
This provision is anticipated to facilitate a smoother transition for one of the prominent European clubs eyeing the prolific striker in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As the saga unfolds, the footballing world awaits to witness which powerhouse will secure the talents of Victor Osimhen in the next chapter of his promising career.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn