Osimhen has been remarkable for Napoli this season, and the club is not willing to let him go
Napoli signed Osimhen from Lille for a club-record €72million in 2020. However, after a first season that saw him score just ten goals in 30 appearances, there were doubts about his ability.
But last season, the 24-year-old Nigerian striker started showing his brilliance under coach Luciano Spalletti.
Since the turn of last year, Osimhen has been incredible, and this season, he has proven that he can be one of the best in the world if he stays fit.
The former Lille man has registered 27 goals and five assists in 33 appearances for the Partenopeans this season, helping them to their first Scudetto since Maradona led the club to victory in 1990.
He has smashed Samuel Eto’o’s record for the highest goal for an African player in a Serie A season, and he is also on the brink of breaking George Weah’s goals record in the Serie A.
Osimhen’s displays have caught the eye of some of the best teams in the world. The Nigerian goal poacher has been heavily linked with Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG, and Bayern Munich.
However, those clubs may have to look elsewhere, as Napoli President De Laurentiis has stated that he will not sell Osimhen.
“I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer — no way,” De Laurentiis told Rai.
“I’ve already activated and triggered the option to extend Luciano Spalletti’s contract for next season.”
De Laurentiis is known to be very stubborn concerning his best players. But Osimhen has never hidden his desire to play in the Premier League.
Despite his stance, Napoli could shift ground in the end if a sumptuous offer. The club could demand up to €150million before they sell their star man.