The masked goalscorer. Such is his name. This season, Victor Osimhen has knocked down all Serie A defenses without ever stopping. The Nigerian striker and his now iconic blonde hair chained the goals, becoming one of the great architects of Napoli’s crazy season. An incredible season which ended this Thursday with an Italian Champion title, 33 years after the last obtained by the team led by a certain Diego Armando Maradona. And Victor Osimhen’s 23 goals in 27 Serie A matches have obviously helped a lot.
Landed in 2020 on the Naples side from LOSC, the 24-year-old striker quickly became the darling of supporters. And after a few injuries that slowed his progress, he literally exploded to become a formidable, very complete attacker. Result, after 3 seasons spent in Italy, the native of Lagos scored 55 goals and delivered 14 assists in 96 matches. Performances which obviously do not go unnoticed and which logically attract the eye of the big European clubs. Because the number 9 market is a complicated market and opportunities are rare.
De Laurentiis blocks Osimhen
This season, Victor Osimhen is even more courted, certainly. And with the success of Napoli, the club therefore expects to see several clubs land and receive several offers. “At the end of the season, I will meet with my agents and discuss everything. I will also negotiate with the club. I am incredibly grateful to Napoli. We will find a good solution together”confided the interested party there is little. Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Manchester United had shown great interest in the Nigerian. But as we revealed to you, the player already had his priority: England then Bayern Munich, who are looking for a 9.
But to be able to leave, his future club will have to succeed in convincing the president of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis, reputed to be very tough in business and who has already retained several players at the time. The latter, questioned by the RAI after the coronation this Friday, was very clear: he will not let Osimhen go this summer. “I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer, no way”. And knowing his temperament, we can believe his words. The Italian president also took the opportunity to clarify the situation around his coach Luciano Spalletti. “He brought me back to Europe and now I would like to start a cycle with him because he is a great leader. A prolongation ? I have already activated the option that existed on the contract. But you don’t stay in Naples just for an option. Luciano said he fell in love with Napoli. He is now a hero here: he has made history, it is good that he appreciates it. The message is clear. Naples will not give up any of its heroes during the transfer window. Osimhen is warned.