Victor Osimhen Rejects Lucrative Offer from Al Hilal in Favor of Staying in Europe

Victor Osimhen Rejects Lucrative Offer from Al Hilal in Favor of Staying in Europe

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has reportedly turned down an incredible €60 million per season deal from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal.


The offer would have made Osimhen the highest-paid Nigerian and African player in football history, as well as one of the world’s highest-paid footballers.

The lucrative deal would have seen him earning nearly €1 million every week for a season in Saudi Arabia.

Despite ongoing negotiations for a potential €7 million per season contract with Napoli, Osimhen’s desire to continue playing in Europe remains strong, leading him to decline the eye-catching offer from Al Hilal.

Osimhen’s Decision and Al Hilal’s Bid:

While Napoli is still in talks with Osimhen over a new contract, the 24-year-old Nigerian international has no intentions of being tempted by the staggering offer from Al Hilal.


It is reported that the Saudi Arabian club made a transfer bid of over €130 million to Napoli for Osimhen’s services.

Napoli, however, is more interested in extending the striker’s contract this summer or selling him for around €200 million and therefore turned down the proposal.

Resisting the Middle East Attraction:

There were speculations that Osimhen might be enticed by the allure of joining prominent names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and others in the Middle East.

However, the Nigerian forward, who had a remarkable season with Napoli, scoring 26 goals and providing five assists, opted for a different path, prioritizing legacy over money, at least for the time being.

A Strong Desire for European Football:

Despite being offered the opportunity to become one of the highest-paid players globally in Saudi Arabia, Osimhen’s heart remains set on continuing his football career in Europe.


Napoli’s successful campaign that saw them secure the Serie A title after a 33-year gap might have further solidified Osimhen’s determination to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy in European football.


Victor Osimhen’s decision to reject the record-breaking offer from Al Hilal showcases his commitment to pursuing his football career in Europe.

Despite the staggering financial lure presented by the Saudi Arabian club, Osimhen values the prospect of building a lasting legacy in European football.

His current negotiations with Napoli for a new contract highlight his intention to continue his successful journey with the Italian club, further establishing himself as a prominent figure in the football world.

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