After an incredible season with Napoli, Victor Osimhen stirred up the summer transfer market, but the Nigerian international ultimately stayed with Napoli. As the winter transfer window approaches, speculation about his future intensifies.
Scoring 31 goals in all competitions during the 2022-2023 season, 24-year-old Victor Osimhen played a pivotal role in securing the Italian championship for Napoli. Understandably, the sought-after striker attracted significant attention during the summer transfer window, with several English clubs, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid inquiring about his availability. However, for president Aurelio de Laurentiis, there was never any intention of opening the door to the departure of the Nigerian international, valued at over 100 million euros and under contract until June 2025.
The current season is far from meeting Napoli’s expectations and could worsen in the coming weeks. Several players, starting with Victor Osimhen, are questioning their future. According to information from the Daily Telegraph, confirmed by Todo Fichajes, the former Lille striker is contemplating a move elsewhere, and a departure in the upcoming winter transfer window is not ruled out at 100%. While Naples wants to retain its player, a proposal in the vicinity of 120 million euros might prompt Aurelio de Laurentiis to consider the option.
Premier League Eager to Secure Osimhen
Coincidentally, the Premier League is still enamored with Victor Osimhen and might succumb to the frenzy in the January transfer market. Chelsea, in particular, is in the running and could meet all the demands of Napoli’s top brass by offering a substantial sum. The question now is whether Victor Osimhen will be enthusiastic about joining a club not qualified for European competition, considering that Napoli is likely to compete in the Champions League round of 16 in the spring. While it raises doubts, one thing is certain: the Nigerian striker will set the transfer market ablaze in January.”