The Super Eagles star has piqued the interest of several clubs in Europe who are vying for his services to bolster their squad.
Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, has revealed a major development regarding his future at Napoli, as the club reportedly offers him a staggering ₦6.3 billion salary in a bid to fend off interest from top clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, Soccernet.ng reports.
Osimhen’s impressive performance last season, scoring 31 goals in 39 appearances, played a pivotal role in Napoli clinching the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years. Unsurprisingly, the 24-year-old has attracted attention from European giants, including Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool during the off-season.
Napoli, however, remains firm in their valuation of the striker, demanding a fee exceeding 100 million for his services. Osimhen’s remarkable performances earned him the Serie A Striker of the Year title, further boosting his market value.
Amid the ongoing speculation, Osimhen expressed his appreciation for the immense love and support he has received from the Napoli faithful. Speaking to Soccernet.ng, he shared his heartfelt sentiments:
“The love is really overwhelming. It is huge. I have given my all for them [Napoli], and they know that whenever I go on the pitch, the first thought on my mind is to defend the badge of Napoli, and secondly, it is for the fans. And they know that I play for them. They know I run for them and play for them. Whether we win or lose, I give my all to them to ensure they are satisfied and feel good.
“To get this love back from them, it is a huge honor. I have never seen a city that is more crazy with football than the Neapolitans are, and they show all their players love. Wherever I go, I am respected, and kids love me. A lot of people admire me, and a lot of people idolize me and put on a replica of my mask.
“I think it shows the hard work I have given them, and what I mean to them. And for me, there is no better place to be than in this place [Naples], and I am so happy I made the right choice by coming here and achieving this type of greatness with the Neapolitans. It is something I will wake up and always smile about. My children’s children will come into this world and realize their father has done something amazing for the Neapolitans.
“And the love they showed me, even when I came to the club and was having this kind of difficulties in settling down well, the love I received from them was really amazing. So for me to pay them back was to deliver this Scudetto, and I am so happy I could achieve this with the rest of my teammates. We did this together. I am really happy about this feeling.”
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As negotiations continue, it remains to be seen whether Osimhen’s admiration for the Neapolitans and their reciprocated love will solidify his commitment to Napoli, or if the allure of other clubs will sway his decision.