Napoli To Slash Osimhen asking Price

Napoli is willing to let go Osimhen this season but no club has offered up to the club’s demand to buy the stricker as a result of high asking price.

Napoli is now likely to bring down the price tag to enable a quick cash in on the leading top scorer for the past two seasons, and the Scudetto-winner 2022/23 campaign, Victoria Osimhen.

Early in December, the 25-year-old penned a new deal with Napoli running until the summer of 2026, a deal which has a release clause believed to be in the region of €120m–€130m.

Napoli have been anticipating offers from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain; however, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, no official offers have yet been made.

The situation appears to be problem for Napoli and their new coach Antonio Conte, who may depend on Osimhen’s sale in order to bring in other transfer targets this summer, including a possible deal for Chelsea owned striker Romelu Lukaku.

The fact that Osimhen currently earns around €10m per season in wages on his new deal is also not particularly feasible for Napoli long-term, particularly if they intend to rebuild under Conte this summer.

Club President Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly waiting for feedback from both sporting director Giovanni Manna and Osimhen’s agents before considering his next steps; however, La Gazzetta suggests that Napoli may have to think about lowering their asking price if they want to seal a deal this summer.

Earlier reports indicated that Napoli had already reduced Osimhen’s asking price to €100m, down from the initial €120m-€130m release clause. However, even with this reduction, no offers have materialised.

Some reports in Italy suggest that the Serie A side would agree to a player-swap deal with Manchester United, which would see Mason Greenwood join the former Serie A champions, with Osimhen heading in the opposite direction.

For Napoli to agree to Osimhen’s switch to the Premier League, the Italian giants may have to further adjust their expectations.