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Osimhen: It Was Difficult To Refuse Saudi Offer

Osimhen: It Was Difficult To Refuse Saudi Offer

Victor Osimhen has revealed he rejected big offers from Saudi Arabia to stay with Napoli in the summer.

Saudi Arabia Professional Football League outfit, Al Hilal were desperate to price away the forward from Napoli.

The Blue Waves €200m offer was also reportedly rejected by Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“What was said is true. I have to be honest, I never thought about leaving last summer because Napoli wanted to keep me, but when the offer came from Saudi Arabia, a huge offer, it was hard to refuse. I spoke to Napoli and decided to stay.

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“It was crazy… The more I said no, the more they increased the financial offer. It would have changed my life, they never gave up. But I said, no guys, I’m staying.”

He was asked if he wanted to continue playing in Europe.

“Of course. I had talks in August, it was a huge decision for me to make. I spoke to Napoli, and we decided together to refuse.

“I didn’t want people to think I wanted to leave. It was a positive decision for my career. As much as you play football for money, there is also so much more to it.

Osimhen played a key role in Napoli’s title success last season, scoring 26 goals in 32 league appearances.

The striker has netted six times in 10 appearances across all competitions for the Partenopei this season.


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