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Napoli Confident Of Completing €70m Osimhen Deal

Napoli Confident Of Completing €70m Osimhen Deal

Serie A club Napoli are confident of completing a deal for Lille striker Victor Osimhen after holding positive talks with the Nigerian on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen, who arrived Naples, Italy with his representatives on Tuesday had a fruitful discussion with Napoli Genarro Gatuso.

The 21-year-old also met with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis for further discussion on Wednesday morning.

“Yesterday, when he arrived in Naples, he headed straight to his first meeting with the club. On the way, he watched people walking around the city streets and confessed to me that he was positively impressed,”his representative Okolo told radiomarte.

“Then he met the coach, Gattuso: they talked about the Napoli project and he was also very impressed on that occasion. Today he’ll meet the President, Aurelio De Laurentiis. He was impressed by Naples and its people, even though the tour around the city was short.

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“However, everything went in the right direction. Now, all we need to do is make a decision about the lad’s future. I’m not sure what Napoli’s fans think of him, but I knew that everyone who crossed paths with him was very happy to see him in the city.

“I thought that was very nice of the Neapolitan people. I’m convinced the fans would also really like Victor’s style of play and that could impact positively on his final decision.

“This morning Victor will meet with ADL, yesterday there was a positive meeting with Gattuso. He is impressed by the city and the fans. I don’t think there will be any problems between Napoli and Lille. I think they will find a formal agreement soon.”

Osimhen scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 competitive games which earned him the prize of the club’s player of the season and the Best African Player in Ligue 1.

It is reported Napoli have won the race to sign Osimhen and his Lille team-mate Gabriel for a combined price of €100m.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Yinkus 12 months ago

    Osimhen please just continue to humble your self and train very hard. If you can succeed in Italy, then you can anywhere.

    My prayer is this every village spirit that use to waste the tallent of black players, in your life osimhen, ha die by fire!!!!!

  • Elijah samson 12 months ago

    Amen oooooooooo in Jesus name

  • Lord AMO 12 months ago

    Nna men.  Samu dey shine today o.  He has come on in the 77th minute and already has been a thorn on the side of the Betis defense including an audacious turn to leave the defender clutching at straws.  The run was matched by a tantalizing pinpoint cross with the outside of his boot that found the head of Paco Alcacer, only for him to head over when scoring seemed easier. 

    As I was typing this, he just made another run, squared the ball for Santi Cazorla who hit the bar from 10 yards out.  Again he should have scored.

    It was only about 20 minutes but it was some the best 20 minutes of his season.  The boy has made the case to start against Barca in the next match

    • Steven 12 months ago

      I tell you bro. The guy won’t be with Villarreal next season with what I saw him display in 20minutes, wow wow wow, he was so direct and got speed, you could even see it visibly on the betis player that they afraid to get close to him so as to avoid not been pick in the next match lolll. Really a good game from him, Barca in problem, junior or jordi alba should get ready.

    • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

      My brother, that boy na area scatter o. Even with 2 players assigned to mark him he was unstoppable. Within the 1st 15 minutes he came on he had created 4-5 chances which Santi Carzola and Paco Alcacer where just trowing in away like politicians throwing money away during election campaign. He also had a chance of his own which was blocked by a last ditch effort by the Betis defender. Chukwueze is such an exciting player.

      The question still begs, which is the most EFFICIENT way of using Samu, as a starter of as an impact sub.

      For me, he is 3 times more dangerous as an impact sub than as a starter. When he starts, the energy levels of his markers are still 100%, which still usually falls short of being completely able to silence Chukwueze but sometimes “manage” to just about hang on (except a few like Bensabailli of Algeria who was able to completely shackle him in that ill-fated AFCON Semifinals). No matter how fit they are, If Samu comes on, say, in the 60th minute for instance, their energy levels cant be more than 65% and most times even with 2 markers assigned, their combined energy levels rarely is enough to stop a marauding Chukwueze. The fact that an extra man has to help out in “trying” to contain Samu often means 1 man less in attack for the opponents and 1 man more in attack for samu’s team (some sort of uncanny numerical advantage if you ask me). This worked to perfection against Cameroon in the AFCON R16 and we turned the game around immediately this kid set foot on that pitch.

      If (and only IF) I had a say, I would have recommended 2 speedy out and out wingers (eg a Moses Simon on the left and and Ahmed Musa on the right) starting and wearing down the opposition’s full backs, then come the 60th min replace them with 2 tricky inverted wingers like Chidera or Kalu and Chukwueze respectively. Trust me those full backs will regret the day they chose football as a career.

      My fantasy though, it all depends on the gaffer, the opposition and how the coach wants his team to play on matchday.

      • my brother with this for your fellow man how u wan take make heaven lol
        you wan kill somebody father abi ? even with full energy E hard to stop those two bad guys come talk off half energy hmmmmm dia is God oooh

        • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

          Ya’akuri eweniwe Emabinu Sorry sir.

          • Ndubuisi 12 months ago

            Hahahahaha chukwuezi is a blessing to Nigeria football. He terrorised that defense within the few minutes he played creating chances after chances I wish the coach should bring him in the second half against baca.

          • Goal ⚽️ 12 months ago

            Thumbs up to you Mr Dr Drey for that fine contribution, it’s explosive analysis! Kudos and keep it up.

            I second that motion but it depends on which games and opposition.

            If we playing minors like Sudan, Lesotho and others we don’t need that special preparations.

            Another way to get the best from these our talented players is by not giving them Garantie that they will play 90 minutes, that’s why I insist that Rohr should develop  a strong heart by giving others playing time so they can fight for shirts and cause others to sit up.

            We have the players for him to do so.

  • Mean while,
    A reliable source has told me that after the arival of Timo Wener,Chelsea have confirmed that Tammy Abraham’s bench for next season is going to have a seat belt.
    enjoy yourselve Tammy,

    keep the fire burning Samu
    and all the best also to VO7
    God bless Naija
    God bless the Super Eagles.

    • Chairmanfemi 12 months ago

      Lol @King 07. Not like we’re laughing at Tammy’s gradual downward trend but this is just a lesson to many more e.g Bukayo Saka, Ebere and others.

      The manner at which the guy turned down Nigeria was just so disrespectful and even had to attract BBC Sport headline! with the English making jest of Nigerians those times. Very painful especially for concerned people like us. We knew he has just made the Gravest of mistakes and he will pay for it like others that towed same line e.g Sidney Sam, Dele Alli, Agbonlahor, Jordan Iybe..lol. Well, all the best to him…dying minutes debut for England is making his career miserable till date. Not to even talk of the other Mutunla that followed him TOMORI! That one is so funny…I don’t know who his advisers are! He’s just had few good games in Chelsea and he thinks he’s the next hot cake instead of him to Choose a National team that will enable him maintain a Steady Career path. Like as he has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea, the National team would have braced him up. Who does he want to bench in England defense?? Maguire? Well, the door is still open for him cuz he has not tasted action for England yet. Though before Nigerians can forgive him, he will need to show extreme passion to play for the Super Eagles.

      All the same, we’re still good without them

      • Tomori is ineligible for Nigeria. He played the last 7 minutes against Kosovo in England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier. That 7 minutes sums up his international career except FIFA changes the eligibility rules later.
        Also Billings and Danjuma are on a freefall to the championship with Bournemouth. That’s what they get for mucking Nigeria around.

  • Tomori is ineligible for Nigeria. He played the last 7 minutes against Kosovo in England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier. That 7 minutes sums up his international career except FIFA changes the eligibility rules later.
    Also Billings and Danjuma are on a freefall to the championship with Bournemouth. That’s what they get for mucking Nigeria around.