Napoli Want Boatload of Money to Sell Their Top Star

Victor Osimhen is set to be in high demand next summer, but Napoli will demand a hefty sum from whoever tries to acquire him. The striker is under contract until 2025. The club will try to reach agreement for an extension, but they are wary it will be very challenging, Rai’s journo Ciro Venerato reports (via Tuttomercatoweb).

The Partenopei are generally opposed to handing out overly large wages. The Nigerian ace will likely receive much wealthier proposals from other clubs. The Azzurri have been quietly scouting multiple potential replacements to be ready once the bids start coming in.

PSG are poised to be the frontrunners to lure Osimhen. They have a long-standing relationship with the Serie A leaders, having acquired Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani, and Fabian Ruiz from them in the past. In addition, the marksman has ties with Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier considering his Lille past.

The Premier League will also be a threat. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United will seek a center-forward at the end of the season. President De Laurentiis will ask for at least €150M to the suitors.

Our Take on Napoli and Osimhen

It’ll inevitably be a busy summer given the insane level of performance he has reached. Even without an extension, Napoli don’t need to sell him in the upcoming window, as they can wait until 2024. His valuation wouldn’t decrease even if they get closer to the end of his contract. The ball is basically in the striker’s court. It’d be nice if he stayed so they can have further cracks at the Scudetto and the Champions League.

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