Al-Hilal Continue to Pursue Osimhen Amid Renewal Talks

Al-Hilal have put forth another mammoth bid to lure Victor Osimhen after getting rebuffed in previous weeks. The ace and Napoli don’t intend to accept, but they can end any speculation only by agreeing to a new contract, which hasn’t happened yet despite the chatter.

Per L’Equipe (via AdnKronos), the Partenopei rejected €120M and €140M offers for the Nigerian international. According to Sky Sports UK, they want more than €150M. Moreover, the Saudi team proposed €50M per year to the striker. Aurelio De Laurentiis blatantly set a €200M price tag when previously quizzed about it.

The courtship of Al-Hilal looms over the extension talks between Osimhen and Napoli. The team reached Castel Di Sangro for their second pre-season retreat. His agent Roberto Calenda paid the player a visit Monday but didn’t meet with the brass, Il Giornale informs.

The parties need to come to an understanding about his future release clause and wages before putting pen to paper. The representative should touch base again within the next ten days.

Our Take on Osimhen, Al-Hilal, and Napoli

While the interest might be legitimate considering what has been going down this summer, there’s also a chance it’s a ploy by his agent to put pressure on the team concerning the new contract. While it may take a bit longer than anticipated, the obstacles don’t seem too cumbersome.

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