In the midst of an ongoing market saga surrounding Victor Osimhen, the Arab interest in the Nigerian striker shows no signs of abating. With negotiations for a potential contract extension with Napoli underway (as evidenced by yet another meeting between the player’s agent, Roberto Calenda, and the club), Al Hilal’s pursuit of Osimhen continues to intensify. According to reports from TuttoMercatoWeb.com, the Saudi Arabian club is prepared to increase their bid for the talented forward to a staggering €180 million.
However, Napoli is not taking any chances and has already taken measures to protect its interests. The Italian club has secured the services of Jonathan David, who, like Osimhen, is set to arrive from Lille. Aurelio De Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, has already reached an agreement with the Canadian striker. Should Osimhen accept the offer from Saudi Arabia, Napoli will launch their decisive assault to finalize the deal for David.
The potential transfer of Osimhen to Al Hilal has been a topic of much speculation and intrigue. The Nigerian’s impressive performances and goal-scoring prowess have attracted the attention of several clubs, but it is Al Hilal that has emerged as the most serious contender for his signature. Their willingness to raise their bid to such a substantial amount demonstrates their determination to secure Osimhen’s services.
Meanwhile, Napoli is not resting on its laurels. The club’s proactive approach in securing Jonathan David’s commitment highlights their ambition to maintain a formidable attacking lineup, even in the event of Osimhen’s departure. David’s arrival would undoubtedly bolster Napoli’s attacking options, offering a different skill set and adding depth to their squad.
As negotiations continue to unfold, the football world eagerly awaits the outcome of this intriguing transfer saga. Will Osimhen choose to remain with Napoli, the club that has nurtured his talents and provided him with a platform to shine? Or will the allure of Al Hilal’s lucrative offer prove too tempting to resist? Only time will tell.