Napoli President Confirms Osimhen’s Departure

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Napoli’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed Victor Osimhen will leave the club this summer.

According to De Laurentiis, Osimhen will join either “Real Madrid, PSG, or some Premier League team.”

The Super Eagles striker has been linked with a move away from Napoli for months now, despite signing a new contract with a release clause worth around £113m ($144m) in December.

After hinting his future lies away from the Serie A outfit, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the 25-year-old will head to pastures new after this campaign ends.

Napoli’s president told reporters: “We knew it since last summer, the negotiations for his [Osimhen] renewal have been long and friendly for that reason, we knew perfectly that he will go to Real Madrid, PSG or some Premier League team.”

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for a club-record fee of €70 million (£59.8m), rising to €80m (£68.35m) with add-ons.

Since then he has scored 67 goals in 119 matches, including 31 last season, and helped the club win their first Serie A title in 33 years in 2023. He is likely to go down as a club legend and his departure will provide a huge financial boost for The Blues.

When he joined, he was a big talent and now he is arguably one of the best strikers in the world.