Victor Osimhen & Napoli players for 2023/24 season – FULL list

Victor Osimhen & Napoli players for 2023/24 season – FULL list
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Napoli players are in high spirits despite the arrival of a new manager. The Partenopei sound prepared to defend their hard-fought Scudetto title win. It was a memorable conquest for the Neapolitans and was celebrated in grand style by the Napoli players, but they should rest assured that the battle ahead will be glorious.

How active has Napoli been in the market for new players? They have not been all that busy, but the mood within the Napoli players is bullish. They still have the Capocannonieri (Victor Osimhen) and his assistant tormentor-in-chief (Khvicha Kvaratskhelia). 

The other Napoli players will count on these duo to do the business, while they try to keep it tidy at the back.

FULL SQUAD

No Name Nationality Position Age
GOALKEEPERS
1 Alex Meret Italy Goalkeeper 26
95 Pierluigi Gollini Italy Goalkeeper 28
Nikita Contini Italy/Ukraine Goalkeeper 27
1 Hurbert Idasiak Poland Goalkeeper 21
DEFENDERS
13 Amir Rrahmani Kosovo/Albania Centre-Back 29
55 Leo Østigård Norway Centre-Back 23
3 Natan Brazil Centre-Back 22
5 Juan Jesus Brazil Centre-Back 32
17 Mathías Olivera Uruguay/Spain Left-Back 25
6 Mário Rui Portugal Left-Back 32
22 Giovanni Di Lorenzo Italy Right-Back 30
59 Alessandro Zanoli Italy Right-Back 22
MIDFIELDERS
68 Stanislav Lobotka D. Midfield Slovakia 28
4 Diego Demme D. Midfield Germany/Italy 31
99 Frank Anguissa C. Midfield Cameroon 27
20 Piotr Zielinski C. Midfield Poland 29
7 Eljif Elmas C. Midfield North Macedonia 23
24 Jens Cajuste C. Midfield Sweden/USA 24
Coli Saco C. Midfield Mali/France 21
31 Karim Zedadka Left Midfield Algeria/France 23
70 Gianluca Gaetano A. Midfield Italy 23
FORWARDS
77 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Left Winger Georgia 22
23 Alessio Zerbin Left Winger Italy 24
11 Hirving Lozano Right Winger Mexico 28
21 Matteo Politano Right Winger Italy 30
9 Victor Osimhen Centre-Forward Nigeria 24
Giacomo Raspadori Second Striker Italy 23
Giovanni Simeone Centre-Forward Argentina/Spain 27

ARRIVALS

Player Age NatIonality Left Fee
Giacomo Raspadori 23 Italy Sassuolo €36m
Giovanni Simeone 27 Argentina/Spain Hellas Verona €12m
Jens Cajuste 24 Sweden/USA Stade Reims €12m
Natan 22 Brazil RB Bragantino €10m
Elia Caprile 21 Italy SSC Bari €7m

DEPARTURES

Player Age NatIonality Left Fee
Min-jae Kim 26 Korea, South Bayern Munich €50m
Andrea Petagna 28 Italy Monza €10m
Sebastiano Luperto 26 Italy FC Empoli €2.5m
FREE TRANSFER
Filippo Costa 28 Italy LR Vicenza free transfer
Valerio Labriola 22 Italy Giugliano free transfer
LOAN
Elia Caprile 21 Italy FC Empoli loan
Michael Folorunsho 25 Italy/Nigeria Hellas Verona loan
Giuseppe Ambrosino 19 Italy Catanzaro loan
Antonio Cioffi 20 Italy Ancona loan
Giuseppe D'Agostino 20 Italy Monopoli loan
Francesco Mezzoni 23 Italy Perugia loan
Antonio Vergara 20 Italy Reggiana loan
Lorenzo Sgarbi 22 Italy Avellino loan
Nosa Edward Obaretin 20 Italy/Nigeria Trento loan
END OF LOAN
Tanguy Ndombélé 26 France Tottenham End of loan
Bartosz Bereszynski 30 Poland Sampdoria End of loan

New Manager

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Rudi Garcia is not a greenhorn in European football. The former player hopes to emulate Luciano Spalletti, who is in line to become the manager of the Italian national team.

Napoli has a rash of talented players. Can Garcia get the best out of these Napoli players? The Lega Serie A kicks off this weekend with Napoli taking a trip to Frosinone. There lies the beginning of the answer to the question.

Star players

Victor Osimhen

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Undoubtedly the biggest name among the Napoli players. He achieved a massive feat with the Italian side last season. Osimhen finished the campaign as Capocannonieri with 26 goals. 

He broke records to become the African player with the most goals in a single Italian championship season. He also broke Samuel Eto’s record of highest scoring African player in Serie A with 47 goals. He also became the first African to win the Topscorer award. 

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

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The 22-year-old Kvaratskhelia is one of the most vital Napoli players. He contributed immensely to the Scudetto win of the Partenopei last season. 

He scored three goals and an assist in February 2023 and was named Serie A Player of the Month for a second time. He became the first player to win the award multiple times in the same season.

He won the award again the following month, plus the Serie A Goal of the Month and Serie A Goal of the Season for a stunner scored in a 2–0 win against Atalanta on 11 March.

Kvaratskhelia was the top assist provider with ten assists and scored 12 goals, being awarded the Serie A MVP award at the end of the season. He also won the Champions League young player of the Season award.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo

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The €8 million signing has proven to be worth every penny. The Napoli captain was influential in helping his side win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years. Can Di Lorenzo bomb down the right flank again this season to create goal-scoring opportunities again? 

Also vital will be his ability to motivate the squad.

Giovanni Simeone

The son of Argentine legend and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone joined the Partenopei this summer. He should become one of the top Napoli players if he plays to his potential. 

After a season-long loan spell at the club, the move became permanent as Napoli forked out €12 million for his services. 

Can Gio reproduce his goal-scoring heroics, where he scored 17 league goals in 35 matches for Hellas Verona in the 2021/22 season?

NEWS

Osimhen and Napoli agree on terms of extension

Osimhen, who refused large offers from Al-Hilal this summer, will become the highest-paid player in the history of Napoli. 

He agreed a new contract with Napoli until 2026 that doubles his wages. The new deal includes a release clause of €150M, but it won’t be valid for Italian teams.

Al-Ahli Piotr Zielinski's offer accepted

Piotr Zielinski is off to Al-Ahli. The Poland international will move to the Saudi Pro League for €28m plus €2m in bonuses.

With his contract less than a year to run, Zielinski agreed on a three-year contract worth €15m-a-year – a massive jump on his current €4.2m salary. 

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.