Director of Corriere dello Sport online, Pasquale Salvione, has commented on the future of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in an interview with the Italian media.
Osimhen has had a stellar season for Napoli and the Super Eagles international striker has been on the radar of some of the top clubs in European football. The possibility of him getting a big move exists but Napoli will only sell for a sizable amount of money.
This is one of the happiest moments of my Life, We are the SCUDETTO CHAMPIONS!! This achievement fills me with pride and joy, and we couldn't have done it without the unwavering support of our coaches, and the incredible Napoli fans. This victory belongs to all of us!
— Victor Osimhen (@victorosimhen9) June 5, 2023
Pasquale Salvione said that much and also claimed that top European clubs, the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are currently on the hunt for a new driver striker. He also admitted to understanding why Osimhen may decide to move to another club in the summer.
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“What will be the future of Osimhen ? You have to bring the money! The beauty of the market is that there are many rumors, indiscretions and gossip, but then you have to show up with a check from President De Laurentiis,” Salvione said on 1 Football Club, via Area Napoli.
“Until this happens, the rumors will remain only such. There are many big names that have to take on an important striker, including (Manchester) United, Real and PSG.
“In such a situation, the ambition of the Nigerian striker is understandable, as is the work done by his recruiters.”
Osimhen’s 26 League goals in Serie a saw him earn the golden boot as the League’s top scorer. Osimhen was also named Serie A best striker and was also selected for the Serie A team of the season.
He finished the season with 30 goals in 38 games across all competitions he played in this season.
Victor Osimhen with his Best Striker of the Season award.
Serie A's poster boy this season 💫 pic.twitter.com/zU9fmFO0Hg
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) June 4, 2023
When asked about his future, Osimhen admitted to being uncertain. He also said that he would not mind staying at the club as he appreciates the love the fans have shown him but his future is entirely up to the Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis. He has two years left on his current comtract.
“I don’t know, the President has to decide that. I love the people of Napoli, they have shown me so much love. For me, I don’t mind, the President decides and I will just go with the flow,” he told DAZN.
Regardless of what decision that is made concerning his future over the summer, Osimhen’s achievements this year has created a legacy in Naples that will stand for generations to come. Being part of the team that won the first Scudetto in 33 years for Napoli elevates the 24-year-old to legendary status in the eyes of Napoli fans.
Osimhen looking to replicate form with Nigeria
He is also beloved by Super Eagles supporters at home who have supported him during his journey to the Scudetto and will be hoping that he continues his great form for club and the Nigeria National football team.
With final qualifying rounds of AFCON 2023 around the corner, the Super Eagles are close to securing qualification for the tournament. Osimhen will be crucial for that to happen and will be just as important when the tournament comes around next year.
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