The Nigerian international bagged a brace at the weekend to underline his importance to the Neapolitans’ course
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has smiled to the bank with an additional 130,000 euros (approx. ₦65 million) after reaching 25 goals for Napoli this season.
The 24-year-old signed a lucrative five million euros per season contract with the Italian side in the summer of 2020, and he has been living up to expectations on the pitch.
Osimhen has been in sensational form this season, scoring 21 goals in just 23 Serie A games and four goals in five Champions League matches.
With the double, Osimhen becomes the most prolific Nigerian footballer in a single campaign in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
Recall that Osimhen pocketed a similar sum when he hit the 20-goal mark a few weeks ago.
The bonus payment is just one of many incentives included in Osimhen’s contract with Napoli. The Nigerian international has already earned a significant amount of money this season for his goalscoring exploits, and he will be looking to add to his tally in the remaining games of the campaign.
Napoli are the clear favourite to win a first Serie A title in 33 years as they enjoy a healthy 19-point lead over second-place Lazio.
The Neapolitans have also reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League, where they will battle rivals AC Milan for a spot in the final four.
Overall, it has been a successful season for Osimhen, and his latest bonus payment is just a reward for his hard work and dedication on the pitch. Napoli fans will hope he can maintain his impressive form and help the club achieve their objectives for the season.