Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has provided a crucial update on the ongoing contract negotiations with Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen. According to reports from Soccernet.NG, talks have been in progress for several months, and it seems that a breakthrough has finally been achieved.
Earlier, concerns were raised about the status of Osimhen’s contract talks with Napoli amid reported interest from Premier League clubs. However, De Laurentiis has now revealed that the club is on the verge of securing an extension with the talented striker.
Osimhen has emerged as one of Napoli’s standout performers over the past two years, making a significant impact with his goal-scoring prowess. The 24-year-old forward found the net 31 times in 39 appearances last season, playing a crucial role in Napoli’s historic Serie A triumph after 33 years and their first-ever UEFA Champions League quarterfinal finish.
According to Transfermarkt the current market value of the Nigerian superstar estimates at €120 million.
Despite Osimhen’s remarkable contributions, it appears that some details still need to be finalized in the contract negotiation process. President De Laurentiis addressed the situation, stating, “We are at the signing stage of the new contract we’ve offered last summer,” as reported by the transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.
While the prospect of Osimhen extending his stay with Napoli is encouraging for the fans, there is a caveat. If the striker agrees to a contract renewal, it’s suggested that he may not remain at the club beyond the upcoming summer transfer window, given the reported interest from several other clubs vying for his signature. Napoli supporters will be eager to see the resolution of the contract talks and hope for Osimhen’s continued contributions in the near future.