Italian champions Napoli, offered Victor Osimhen a new one-year contract extension according to Tutto Napoli on Thursday morning.
Osimhen, who had two years left on his contract at Napoli, was ready to renew his commitments with the club if the right salary package came following his groundbreaking Serie A campaign last season.
The Italian champions were keen to tie him down to a new deal amidst interests from some of Europe’s biggest clubs notably Chelsea.
The 24-year-old steered the Partenopei to their first title in 33 years scoring 26 goals in 32 games last season. He has notched up 7 goals for the club across all competitions this season.
Victor Osimhen salary per week
Reports from Tutto Napoli as per La Gazzetta dello Sport confirmed a one-year renewal deal from the Nigerian striker.
“Osimhen is ready to extend his current agreement by one season and to sign a three-year contract worth €10 million net per year which also includes a €130 million release clause”.
The proposed terms included the doubling of Victor Osimhen salary per week. The Serie A Footballer of the Year at the time earned €98,654 per week, €5,130,000 per year playing for Napoli from Capology data.
However, having extended his stay in Naples, Osimhen's salary rose significantly to higher numbers.
Additionally, a release clause of €130 million was confirmed to be part of the negotiation, this added an interesting transfer story to come in the next couple of years.
The new Osimhen salary package puts the reigning African Footballer of the Year as the top earning Nigerian in Europe, a testament of his hard work, dedication and unwavering desire to reach new heights.
According to reports, Victor Osimhen salary per week after his renewal with Napoli now makes him the club’s highest-paid player. This has been the intention from the jump before the issue that occurred on matchday 5 of the 2023/24 Italian Serie A season that stalled all contract talks.
Napoli wanted to make Osimhen the biggest player in their modern history with a salary that befits the status and is more reflective of the times.
Now, after a few days of the signing became official, here are more details on Victor Osimhen salary per week in his new Napoli contract.
Victor Osimhen signs new Napoli contract 🇳🇬❤️ pic.twitter.com/xWiWs8ROXv
— SMALLIE (@the_smallie) December 23, 2023
How much does Osimhen earn weekly?
As reported in early 2023 by Goalball Live, a significant upgrade to Victor Osimhen salary per week like the one announced in December 2023 would make him one of the highest-paid players in Italian football and not just at Napoli.
After months of back and forth including a social media mess and a livid Osimhen, the player is now committed until 2026. That sees him extend his current contract by just one year.
However, his salary upgrade goes into immediate effect. The former LOSC Lille man will earn over £200,000 weekly after taxes. This figure, which sums up to ₦206 million, is the highest figure a Nigerian player has earned from playing football in Europe.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is on record trying to state that the club would not break a sweat to convince Osimhen to stay. Now, he has claimed that Osimhen was the one who caused the delay. In the end, the player got what he wanted.
When asked about his favourite Nigerian or African player, Borussia Dortmund's Karim Adeyemi didn't hesitate to praise @victorosimhen9.
" I'll say the best (Nigerian and African) player for me is Victor Osimhen because he plays good in his league and also in the Champions… pic.twitter.com/MEkJwzGSoV
— Latifat Adebayo-Ohio (@Phatill) December 23, 2023
The club also inserted a release clause of £100 million which makes it easy for his suitors to approach him in the upcoming January transfer window. Victor Osimhen salary per week may not allow his suitors come after him in January, however.
This is due to his release clause being on the high side and his salary being even higher. It is understood, however, that his agent is already working out the kinks for a Premier League move in the coming months.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago