Italian football icon Giuseppe Galderisi has expressed his desire for Napoli not to part ways with their prolific striker, Victor Osimhen, amid intense interest from foreign clubs, Soccernet.ng reports.
Osimhen played a pivotal role in Napoli’s triumph, scoring an impressive 26 league goals that propelled the team to their first Scudetto title in 33 years. As a result, he has emerged as one of the most sought-after strikers in the world.
English powerhouses Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United are among the leading clubs from the Premier League eyeing a potential move for the Super Eagles star. However, other notable suitors have also entered the race, including Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, Giuseppe Galderisi, a three-time Serie A winner and former Juventus star, has expressed his desire for Osimhen to continue plying his trade in Italy.
Galderisi highlights the excitement and entertainment factor that Osimhen brings to the Italian league. However, he concedes that one of the interested clubs may present Napoli with an irresistible offer for the talented striker.
Speaking on Radio Marte, Galderisi said: “I hope they don’t touch Osimhen, who entertains me in the Italian league. I really like Hojlund.
“Certainly, Napoli, with De Laurentiis, is making excellent moves. There are no gifts; he is one of those presidents who commands respect in every aspect, and I believe Osimhen will leave for a figure that you can’t refuse.”
Osimhen is the most valuable player in Serie A history, with a market value of €120 million.
To part ways with their prized asset, Napoli reportedly demanded nothing less than €150 million from any potential buyer.