Napoli Begin Looking For Potential Osimhen Successors

Victor Osimhen alluded he would take the next step in his career at the end of the season, and president Aurelio De Laurentiis stated they knew about his likely exit while negotiating his extension. The Partenopei have started searching for his replacement. They will be well-armed with cash given his release clause. However, the fee might be slightly lower than that.

According to Rai (via OneFootball), the Partenopei won’t gamble with the heir. They are keen on Jonathan David, who succeeded him at Lille. A short-term contract holds his price tag in check. He has bounced back after a slow start. He’s up to 11 goals and 6 assists in 27 appearances.

Napoli are also examining a compatriot of Osimhen, Victor Boniface. He has scored 16 times and dished 8 helpers with Bayer Leverkusen this season. However, he will miss months due to a serious thigh injury. He joined from Union SG last summer.

In addition, the Azzurri might tussle with Milan for a pair of center-forwards, RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko and Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee.

Our Take on the Napoli Plans for the Post-Osimhen Era

They won’t reinvest all they will get, but they’ll have the pick of the litter even if they use half of it. Zirkzee would be a great fit considering the makeup of their trident. It’d be interesting to see whether they’ll double dip to be sure, perhaps selling Giovanni Simeone too.

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