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Napoli Set Price For Victor Osimhen Amid Contract Uncertainty



Victor Osimhen

Napoli have reportedly set a formidable asking price of €150 million (£130.06 million) for their prolific striker, Victor Osimhen, as contract negotiations linger amidst growing interest from top clubs, News About Nigeria reports. 

It was gathered that Osimhen’s remarkable goal-scoring record, especially during Napoli’s Serie A title-winning season, has attracted attention from clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Nigerian forward, who arrived in Naples in 2020, has been a key figure for Napoli, contributing significantly with 65 goals and 16 assists in 112 appearances across all competitions. However, with his contract having just over 19 months left, speculation about his future persists.

Also, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, adamant on making a profit on the initial €80 million investment, has reportedly set a hefty asking price.

Despite Osimhen’s reported lack of interest in a contract renewal, De Laurentiis is holding firm on the €150 million valuation.

Furthermore, it was discovered that this significant demand poses a challenge for potential suitors, including Chelsea and Arsenal, who have been linked with the 24-year-old.

Chelsea, in particular, faces financial constraints due to FFP restrictions unless offset by player sales.

However, Arsenal, on the other hand, is suggested to prioritize other positions in the early part of 2024, potentially affecting their pursuit of Osimhen.

While Napoli’s stance appears strong, uncertainties around Osimhen’s contract may impact the club’s negotiating position if the situation extends to next summer.

The upcoming months will likely be crucial in determining the future of the highly sought-after Nigerian striker.

Additionally, reports indicate that the situation has stirred discussions among Napoli fans, with divided opinions on the club’s decision to set a €150 million asking price for Victor Osimhen.

Some supporters view it as a strategic move to maximize returns on their investment, considering Osimhen’s stellar performances.

Meanwhile, others express concerns that the hefty valuation could deter potential suitors and jeopardize the club’s ability to secure a suitable replacement if the Nigerian striker were to depart.

As the negotiations unfold and the transfer saga evolves, the Napoli faithful eagerly await clarity on Osimhen’s future and the potential implications for the team’s dynamics.