Napoli Ready To Drop Asking Price For Osimhen

Napoli Ready To Drop Asking Price For Osimhen

Napoli are reportedly ready to drop their asking price for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as his future grows ever more uncertain.

Osimhen is looking for a move away from Serie A but Napoli’s initial €150M release clause has warned off any potential suitors.

Calciomercato.com’s Daniele Longo, via Football Italia, writes that the former Serie A champions now may be ready to lower that initial valuation to €100M, in the hope that they can free up much needed transfer funds for new boss Antonio Conte.

It is understood Conte is desperate to land Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

Longo also states that Chelsea, who were understood to be in pole-position to sign Osimhen, has never opened any negotiation with Napoli.

The only avenues open at this time seem to be the Saudi Pro-League, where a reported salary of €40M a season has been offered, or Paris Saint-Germain, with Osimhen not keen on either option, preferring a move to the English Premier League.

Osimhen scored 15 goals, provided three assists in 25 league appearances for Napoli last season.

The 25-year-old went on an extraordinary rant on Instagram Live, attacking former Super Eagles coach Finidi George who was alleged to questioned his commitment to the team.

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  • Michel 1 month ago

    This is what we Laurentiis would have done a long time ago, osimehn is not worth 130 million,he is an 70 million pounds player ,he worth has dropped due to his injury record and his stupidity,however clubs like arsenal or Tottenham might be able to sign him for 80/85 million pounds..

    • You got it wrong. The valuation was set in 22/23 season where Osimhen was a shining star, best player in the Serie-A, African Player of the Year and banging goals from all cylinders, it is natural for Napoli to put a high asking price for their highly valuable star.

      His dipping form this season is also due to time away for AFCON and not forgetting the fact that Napoli also has changed 2 coaches since Spaleti left. When a player dips in form, as you blame the player you also blame the coach.
      Lukaku too was a great player under Conte at Inter Milan (the reason Chelsea bought him) but has struggled under other coaches at different clubs.

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