Osimhen has been the subject of numerous transfer talks this summer, and he could command a huge fee
Italian journalist Massimo Marianella has stated that Napoli have placed a huge price tag on Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen because they expect his suitors to beat the price down, Soccernet.ng reports.
Osimhen has been the subject of numerous transfer talks this summer, with reported interest from PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Chelsea.
However, it would not be easy prying him out of Napoli’s grasp, as the 24-year-old Super Eagles striker was their best player last season. He struck 31 goals last season, playing a vital role in their long-awaited league triumph.
As such, Napoli have slammed a heavy price tag on the former Lille man. The Partenopeans are asking for €150million before they sanction Osimhen’s transfer.
However, Marianella believes the club have fixed the price because they expect Osimhen’s suitors to try and beat down the price.
“Napoli, over the years, has always been good at replacing the extraordinary strikers who have left”, he told Tutto Napoli.
“I heard that De Laurentiis values Osimhen 150 million, it seems a lot to me, but it could be the starting price.
“If a club comes along and offers you 100-110, what do you do? It’s difficult to say, but I think De Laurentiis shoots 150 million and then reaches 110.
“Having a healthy balance sheet must be considered a value, not as much as the Scudetto, but we are not far away”.
Meanwhile, Napoli are trying to tie Osimhen down to another contract. They want to extend his contract till 2027.