Victor Osimhenthe Nigerian striker, has become the hero of the triumph of the scudetto of napoli with an impressive tally of 31 goals in 39 games, including 26 goals in Serie A, where he claimed the coveted Capocannoniere title. Since his arrival from Lille in 2020 with a significant investment of around 50 million euros, Osimhen has scored a total of 59 goals in 101 games with the Partenopean team. While his goal-scoring instinct was never in question, various physical problems hampered his performance until this season, in which he witnessed his explosion under the guidance of coach Spalletti.
Osimhen was recognized as the best striker in Serie A, and his market value, according to Transfermarkt, has risen from €65m a year ago to an impressive €100m today. Only Mbappé and Haaland surpass him in value in his position. Naturally, transfer rumors surrounding his name have already started circulating.
De Laurentiis does not want to listen to offers
Although his contract with Napoli is until 2025, the president of Napoli, De Laurentiis, who values him at around 120 million euros, has altered his plans. A few months ago, it seemed likely that the Nigerian would be sold this summer, but with Spalletti leaving and the possible departure of Kim (who is reportedly close to joining Manchester United), De Laurentiis is determined not to lose. another pillar ahead of their first season as Italian champions.
According to ACE, the president of Napoli has expressed his willingness to stay with the African goalscorer for another year by extending and improving his contract. De Laurentiis will meet Osimhen’s agents shortly, and the player himself has not ruled out this option, stating: “I’m very good at Napoli, I love the Neapolitans. We’ll see what the president decides.”