The ongoing calciomercato season has brought about a sense of uncertainty for Napoli, but there are signs of hope as the club looks to secure the futures of two key players: Victor Osimhen and Piotr Zielinski. President Aurelio De Laurentiis is determined to create a competitive team that can make Rudi Garcia dream big.
It feels like just yesterday when Victor Osimhen, already adorned with a league title, scored his last goal of the 22/23 season for Napoli on June 4th. However, since then, the Nigerian striker’s summer has taken an unexpected turn. With the conclusion of the league and the commencement of the transfer market, rumors surrounding Osimhen’s future have not ceased for a moment.
What was initially meant to be a straightforward contract renewal has transformed into something much larger. President Aurelio De Laurentiis, known for his bold statements, has even taken subtle jabs at Paris Saint-Germain, saying, “If Al-Khelaifi pulls out a couple of hundred million…” However, one thing has always been clear: Victor Osimhen has never expressed the desire to leave Napoli; in fact, quite the opposite. But negotiations with his agent, Roberto Calenda, have often proven to be challenging, primarily due to conflicting views on the player’s true value. Nevertheless, it seems that the summer soap opera involving Osimhen is nearing its end, with the player ready to fulfill the dreams of Napoli fans for at least another season, under the guidance of Rudi Garcia.
However, Osimhen is not the only puzzle that De Laurentiis finds himself needing to solve. As expected, Piotr Zielinski has also taken center stage in the Napoli transfer rumors. While Lazio remained in the background for quite some time, even the allure of Arabian clubs has managed to captivate the Polish midfielder, who has become a hero in Naples. Yet, once again, it appears that the player’s desire is to remain in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, where he has flourished. De Laurentiis seems increasingly determined to extend Zielinski’s contract, not only to showcase his importance to the new Napoli but also to emphasize that the team’s project is aligned with the players’ ambitions, without any betrayal.
With the likes of Osimhen, Zielinski, and even Mario Rui, who is willing to reduce his wages to continue playing for Napoli, Rudi Garcia will have a solid spine to build upon and dream of achieving more than just another league title. The commitment shown by these players highlights the unity and determination within the squad, setting the stage for a promising future.
Napoli’s calciomercato season may have been filled with uncertainties, but the potential renewals of Osimhen and Zielinski bring hope and stability to the club. President De Laurentiis is eager to create a competitive team that can make Rudi Garcia’s dreams a reality. With this dream duo and the dedication of players like Mario Rui, Napoli aims to reach new heights and secure success beyond just winning the scudetto.