"I Can Confirm": Napoli President Opens Up on Osimhen's Transfer as Rich Clubs in England Want Him

"I Can Confirm": Napoli President Opens Up on Osimhen's Transfer as Rich Clubs in England Want Him

  • Napoli president De Laurentiis has made it clear that it is difficult to keep players such as Victor Osimhen if rich clubs want them
  • De Laurentiis confirmed there was interest in Osimhem and a big release clause on the contract he signed with Napoli
  • There have been speculations on the future of the top-rated Nigerian striker and his rumoured move away from the Serie A club

The president of Napoli, De Laurentiis, has confirmed rumours that Victor Osimhen may likely move from the Serie A club.

De Laurentiis made it clear that it could be very difficult to retain top-rated players such as Osimhen when some rich clubs are interested in their services.

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen.
Napoli president confirmed there is a release clause in Osimhen's contract. Photo credit: Getty Images/Alessandro Sabattini and Ciancaphoto Studio.
Source: UGC

There have been transfer rumours that Osimhen may move to an English Premier League (EPL) club, probably Arsenal or Chelsea.

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In a new update issued by Napoli's president, he noted that there was, however, a huge release clause on Osimhen's contract with Napoli.

This means any club interested in his services would have to make a significant investment to pull it off.

De Laurentiis, as quoted by Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, said:

“Some players stay for many years, others are wanted by PSG, Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea. It’s difficult to keep players when they are wanted by rich clubs. I can confirm there’s a release clause, very high one."

See Fabrizio's post below:

Reactions to Victor Osimhen's transfer news

@CFCMod_ said:

"Notice how Manchester United aren’t in the conversation."

@designemir7 said:

"Where do you want Osimhen to be next season? Arsenal, Chelsea or PSG?"

@90plus5FC said:

"He can go anywhere but Chelsea or PSG. Chelsea: Because the club is very unstable and it’s in a mess, and in as much as he would fit in perfectly he would be a rough ride for him."

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Inaki Williams scores

Meanwhile, Inaki Williams was on the score sheet for Athletic Bilbao as The Lions trashed Athletico Madrid by three goals to nil in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

The Ghanaian striker was assisted by his brother Nico Williams in the 13th minute as he shamed the ball on the volley from his inch-perfect cross.

Bilbao beat Athletico by a goal to nil in the first leg of the tie, and The Lions are set to face Mallorca in the final of the competition.

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Source: Legit.ng

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