Napoli Growing Confident of Star Forward Renewal

Victor Osimhen’s future at Napoli remains one of the hottest topics in Serie A following a turbulent summer and an underwhelming league start. According to TMW, the reigning Italian champions harbor genuine hope their talismanic striker will commit to a new deal despite recent frictions in the relationship between the club and the player.

Osimhen put pen to paper on a five-year contract upon his record-breaking €70 million arrival from Lille in 2020. But with less than two years left to run on his deal at the Stadio Diego Armand Maradona, anxiety has crept in amongst the Napoli chiefs. 

Aurelio De Laurentiis cut a frustrating character in the summer as he had to deal with constant rumors surrounding last season’s Capocannoiere award winner. But as time progresses, the chances of Osimhen’s departure become more realistic, especially as he has proved hesitant about pledging his future to Napoli.

Partenopei’s disastrous start to their Scudetto defense hasn’t aided their cause either. Plagued by Osimhen’s recurring injury problems, Napoli headed into the November international break stranded ten points below Serie A leaders Inter. Rudi Garcia paid the ultimate price as Walter Mazzarri returned to the club to take his place earlier this week.

Despite all the setbacks, Napoli believe they’ll convince Osimhen to ink a new deal. De Laurentiis met the player and his agent, Roberto Calenda, in person at the end of this working week to discuss a potential renewal. It appears Mazzarri’s appointment has gone well with the Nigerian, who looks forward to working with the experienced tactician. 

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