Victor Osimhen has piqued the interest of several clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG Al Hilal and others during the summer transfer window
Napoli is engaged in intense negotiations with Victor Osimhen’s agent as they look to secure the Nigerian striker’s long-term future with the club,Soccernet.ng reports.
The 24-year-old forward desires a new contract that reflects his pivotal role in the team and includes a release clause to provide some control over potential future transfers.
According to Sky Sports Italia, Napoli has already conducted seven meetings with Osimhen’s agent to discuss the terms of the contract.
The player is eager for a pay raise, acknowledging his significance to the Partenopei’s success on the field.
At the same time, Al-Hilal, a club from Saudi Arabia, has expressed a strong interest in signing Osimhen during the current transfer window. Reports suggest that they have offered him an enticing deal worth €1 million net per week.
To safeguard their prized asset, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is contemplating the inclusion of two release clauses in Osimhen’s contract.
One clause would be applicable to European clubs, while the other, worth almost double, would specifically target Saudi Arabian clubs.
While Osimhen’s entourage is advocating for a €110 million release clause, Napoli is pushing for a higher figure of at least €150 million.
With the Serie A season set to kick off on August 19, both parties are keen to reach an agreement swiftly.
Further talks are anticipated as they seek a resolution that will satisfy all parties involved and secure Osimhen’s future at the club.