While ‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli) is expected to move on after just one season with the club, goalkeeper Victor Osimhen (Napoli) is expected to increase his value by re-signing.
Major media outlets, including Italian sports newspaper Calcio Mercato, reported on Thursday (June 4) that Napoli are close to signing Osimhen after a meeting with his agent.
Osimhen scored 26 goals and provided four assists in 32 Serie A games last season, helping Napoli to its third title in 33 years. With Osimhen and Hvitsa Kvarachelia in the attack and Kim Min-jae in the defense, he was a key part of the core.
His decision-making was so good that he was the subject of transfer rumors throughout the season. Osimhen, who joined Napoli from OSC Lille in the summer of 2020, has a contract until the summer of 2025.
The price is up to Napoli. It’s a minimum of 120 million euros ($173 million). This is known as a buyout clause, and it has attracted the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and other clubs with deep pockets.
However, it appears that Osimhen will remain at Napoli for now. Recently, another Italian publication, Corriere dello Sport, reported that “Osimhen has agreed to renew his contract with Napoli. We don’t know how long it will be, but he seems to be satisfied with the idea of increasing his value by increasing his buyout clause.
Both Osimhen’s side and Napoli are said to have been relaxed about the negotiations. Both sides are reportedly confident that the player will not change teams in the summer transfer window.
More importantly, they are willing to agree to a higher buyout. Napoli are reportedly willing to raise the price to €200 million ($283.8 million) to keep Osimhen.
United already appear to be focusing more on Harry Kane than Osimhen, but their lack of financing is preventing them from pursuing their target. Instead, 메이저도메인 they have turned their attention to Rasmus Höjlund (Atalanta), who will cost at least €40 million. The big-money Osimhen is unimpressive.
Munich is also all-in on Kane. If they don’t get him right away, they’ll look at next season. As for PSG, they seem to have crossed Osimhen off their list. According to French soccer publication L’Equipe, “PSG have plenty of room until next season with Kylian Mbappe likely to stay. Osimhen could be available after the end of next season.