Napoli Keenly Monitoring Atalanta Rising Star Hojlund

Napoli are keeping tabs on Rasmus Hojlund for the future since Victor Osimhen doesn’t have a long-term contract and is on the radar of very wealthy clubs. The Nigerian marksman is tied to them until 2025. Their price tag would be well over €100M, but it’s not out of the question that somebody will meet it, especially should a Premier League powerhouse decide to go all-in on him, TuttoSport informs (via Fantacalcio).

In that event, the Dane prodigy would be very high on their shortlist of replacements. His scoring has picked up as of late, as he has bagged three consecutive goals to open 2023. Atalanta acquired him for €17M last summer, and he has gotten progressively comfortable in Serie A.

Hojlund wouldn’t come cheap if Napoli went after him, as La Dea would ask for at least €40M. According to Il Mattino (via Calciomercato), Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis will continue to employ cost-cutting measures since they worked wonders last summer. He won’t negotiate a new contract with Luciano Spalletti but simply pick up the club’s option to extend it until 2024 at his current salary.

In addition, the wage limit for players will be about €2.5M per year. Some linchpins that are currently above such threshold, or demand bigger sums to extend their deals, might be sold. Napoli will have a quiet deadline day. They were rumored to secure Bari duo Elia Caprile and Walid Cheddira for the future, but that won’t be the case. The two youngsters have doubts about the destination since they probably wouldn’t get much playing time at first, Corriere dello Sport relays.

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