Amidst the buzzing transfer speculations and negotiations, Napoli's star striker Victor Osimhen finds himself at the centre of attention as he contemplates a potential new chapter in his footballing career.
As discussions surrounding his contract extension unfold, one thing remains clear: Napoli are poised to make a significant financial commitment.
Victor Osimhen salary: Highest offer for a Super Eagles player?
The proposed terms include doubling the Victor Osimhen salary. He earns £113,000 per week, £5,876,000 per year playing for Napoli.
Reports indicate that if the negotiations culminate in a contract extension, Osimhen's salary is set to rise significantly, reaching an impressive £226,000 (226,440,770.49 Naira) per week.
Additionally, a release clause of £120 million is rumoured to be part of the negotiation, adding an intriguing layer to the ongoing saga.
If Osimhen accepts Napoli's offer, he stands to become the highest-earning Super Eagles player, eclipsing the likes of Odion Ighalo, who currently earns £200,000 at Al Hilal.
The financial stakes are undeniably high, reflecting Napoli's determination to retain the services of the prolific striker.
Osimhen transfer news: Last season in Naples?
Napoli's president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has made his stance clear – there will be no free departure for Osimhen.
Despite the swirling transfer rumours, the club is resolute in either securing the player's long-term commitment or negotiating a substantial fee for his departure.
As the contract saga unfolds, there's a palpable sense that this might be the Nigerian's final season in Naples.
With his current contract extending until 2025, the club's unwillingness to let him go for free adds a layer of uncertainty to his future.
Osimhen's market value, estimated at €120 million, sets a high bar for potential suitors.
Clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid, reportedly interested in the Nigerian striker, would have to meet this valuation to secure his services.
Osimhen transfer news: Contract renewal uncertainties
Despite months of negotiations, Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has suggested that there is no agreement in place for Osimhen's contract extension.
This revelation opens the door to the possibility of the striker seeking new horizons in the upcoming transfer window.
The lack of a contract extension agreement has fueled speculations linking the sticker to English Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal.
As the January transfer window looms, the striker's future remains uncertain, with the allure of English football tempting potential suitors.
The 24-year-old finds himself at a pivotal juncture in his career, torn between a lucrative contract extension with Napoli and the allure of new opportunities in European football.
As the saga unfolds, the footballing world watches with bated breath to see which path the Super Eagles sensation will choose – a prolonged stay in Naples or a potentially record-breaking move to a new destination.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago