Napoli Chiefs Offer Osimhen Record Breaking Salary To Make Him Snub Chelsea, Man United

Napoli Chiefs Offer Osimhen Record Breaking Salary To Make Him Snub Chelsea, Man United

Ibitoye Shittu
June 8, 2023 at 1:31 PM
  • Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen scored 26 goals for Napoli in the 2022/23 League season
  • Chelsea, Manchester United, and Newcastle United are among the clubs interested in him
  • Napoli president Laurentiis does not want Osimhen to leave the club this summer

Aurelio De Laurentiis who is the President of Napoli is reportedly ready to keep Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen at the club this summer and he is now planning to make the Super Eagles star the club's highest-paid in history.

In the just concluded Serie A season, Osimhen scored 26 goals for Napoli and ended as the League's highest goalscorer thereby becoming the first African ever to land the achievement.

Before the end of the term, clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with Osimhen and they could make their move this summer.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Serie A
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli
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According to the reports in Soccernet and Tutto Napoli, De Laurentiis is aware that Osimhen is wanted by many clubs and he now wants the Nigerian striker to remain at the club.

Amount Napoli is offering Osimhen

Napoli president wants to offer Osimhen a staggering €7 million salary, a remarkable increase from his current earnings of €4.5 million.

This would position Osimhen as the highest-paid player in Napoli’s history, underlining his importance to the team.

Sports Brief spoke with Emeka Nonso who is a close friend of Osimhen, and he explained that the Super Eagles star would remain at Napoli.

Osimhen told to remain at Napoli

''Victor has not told me about any move because I feel he wants to remain at Napoli and I will urge him not to leave.''

Osimhen nominated for Award

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Victor Osimhen was nominated for a Ghana Football Award following his impressive performances for Napoli in the recently-concluded season, where he scored 26 league goals.

Osimhen has written his name in gold at the Naples club, with the Nigerian becoming the first African in history to win a Golden Boot award in the Serie A.

Many top clubs in Europe have taken notice of the striker's star performances, and are expected to try and persuade Napoli to part with him this summer.

The organizers of the Ghana Football Award were impressed with Osimhen's games last term.

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