Osimhen is Napoli’s biggest asset, and they will not let him leave unless they receive a big offer
Osimhen has been the subject of numerous transfer talks this summer after an outstanding campaign with Napoli.
The 24-year-old Nigerian star scored 31 goals in 39 appearances for Napoli last season, helping them win their first Scudetto in 33 years. He also helped them reach their first-ever quarterfinal in the UEFA Champions League.
Following his displays, Osimhen has been one of the biggest names in the transfer market, with talks suggesting he could leave this summer.
Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG, and Bayern Munich have all been touted as potential destinations, but nothing concrete has come out of those talks.
Napoli President De Laurentiis is known to be a hard nut to crack when other clubs want his best players. And as expected, the club has been resilient in their stance that Osimhen is not for sale, except they receive a ridiculous fee.
Osimhen’s contract at Napoli expires in 2025, and the club wants to extend his stay so they do not eventually lose him for free. Also, it would help his market value.
And according to Napoli Magazine per Corriere dello Sport, De Laurentiis has decided to handle Osimhen personally, as he is directly in talks with the Nigerian’s agent over an extension till 2027.
However, with the kind of clubs that surround Osimhen, he may not accept because Napoli will not be able to match the salary that they would offer.
Still, the former Lille man could decide to be loyal to the club and prolong his stay in Naples.