Napoli and Osimhen open new contract talks with €150 million release clause, Vieri want him sold
Napoli want to extend Osimhen’s deal for two more years and increase his salary from the €4.5 million he currently earns.
Napoli are currently keen on making sure that they add a release clause in a new contract for Victor Osimhen.
Marco Conterio has reported that the Partenopei are drawing up a strategy to hand Osimhen a new deal to keep him at the club for another summer.
The clubs interested, as per the report, are Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, but the fee demanded by Napoli isn’t something those clubs can afford.
In the beginning of June, Napoli will have a meeting with the entourage of the Nigerian striker to know if any club has managed to meet the asking price for the player or not. Aurelio de Laurentiis will then present his idea to the entourage.
He wants to extend Osimhen’s deal for two more years and increase his salary from the €4.5 million he currently earns.
But to help the player further, Napoli want to add a release clause into the new deal. They want to make sure that the clause is at €150 million but they know that his entourage will try to negotiate it down.
But the Partenopei know that if he signs the extension, Osimhen will stay at the club for at least another season.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is viewed as a dream option for Manchester United this summer.
After leading Napoli to win the Serie A title, Victor Osimhen is the man of the moment. The 24-year-old Nigerian international is a player that his side are desperate to hold onto.
The Mail report Manchester United believe Osimhen is gettable, but it may cost a staggering £130 million.
However, a new report from TMW claims he would cost even more, £140 million.
Meanwhile, football legend Christian Vieri has revealed he would simply leave the decision down to Osimhen, and would not fight to keep him if he wants to go.
TeamTalk reported last month that Osimhen has ‘one eye’ on Manchester United, a club he has long admired.
Vieri, in an interview with Il Mattino, said: “If he feels good in Naples, it’s right that he stays, but if he wants to try other stadiums and other shirts, it’s right that he goes.
“He’s a hard worker, he plays for the team and it’s important because he connects the game with his teammates. With him you don’t just play long ball, and he’s improved a lot in this. Many strikers just score goals, but if you want to be considered top three you have to play with your teammates.”
Osimhen has scored 28 goals this season for Napoli in 36 appearances.