Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it very clear that Victor Osimhen won’t be put up for sale but there’s still a chance he could be on his way out.
Manager Luciano Spalletti and Aurelio De Laurentiis have not been on the same wavelength this season and the rumour mill is ripe that if the manager leaves in the summer then Osimhen will want as exit as well.
“I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer, no way”, De Laurentiis had made it clear a weeks ago.
The forward is going to be one of the most sought-after players during the summer transfer window and it looks like he won’t remain in Naples if Spalletti is leaving.
Luciano Spalletti has led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years so he won’t bow down to the club’s management and he’s already hinted that he will make a decision really soon.
Where will Victor Osimhen end up if he decides to leave Napoli?
Osimhen won’t have any shortage of takers if decides to leave at the end of this season with PSG, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea all interested in signing the striker.
He has a price tag of €100 million which makes him damn expensive but if he pushes for a transfer then Napoli could be forced to sell him for a lot less.
Victor Osimhen has already shown his admiration for the Premier League and if one of the three interested English clubs can shell out the money then the striker could very well be playing in the EPL next season.
“I think playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for me,” he’d said back in March, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league but now I’m in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A.
“I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day but like I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.”
Luciano Spalletti is expected to announce his decision very soon and his next move could affect Osimhen’s future as well. The striker knows very well what his worth is in the transfer market and so Napoli are helpless in this situation.
They will obviously want to hold out for a record-breaking fee but with so many European giants standing in the queue, we are sure at least of them will be ready to empty their pockets. Man United and Arsenal are thought to be looking elsewhere because they think Osimhen is too expensive but if the forward himself wants to leave then they too will get right back in.