Osimhen Transfer Update Latest: Expert Discloses Super Eagles Star's Next Destination

Osimhen Transfer Update Latest: Expert Discloses Super Eagles Star's Next Destination

  • There are reports that Nigeria international and former Lille hitman, Victor Osimhen, is returning to Ligue 1 rather than the English Premier League (EPL)
  • Osimhen has a release clause in his new contract with Napoli, which is believed to be set at around €130 million
  • Legit.ng reports that Arsenal and Chelsea in the EPL are believed to be among the top European clubs eyeing Osimhen

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Napoli, Italy - Italian pundit, Giovanni Scotto, has claimed that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer.

Victor Osimhen will reportedly join PSG from Napoli
Osimhen is widely expected to leave Napoli this summer. Photo credit: Ciancaphoto Studio
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As reported on Tuesday, April 2, by Complete Sports, Scotto said in a chat with CalcioNapoli that the French Ligue 1 giants are in a pole position to secure the signing of the reigning African Footballer of the Year.

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Scotto said:

“De Laurentiis (Aurelio, Napoli owner) was reassured: Osimhen’s 120 million will come, I believe from Paris Saint Germain.
“This money will compensate for the lost Champions League revenues and partially those from the club world cup.”

Legit.ng reports that PSG is eyeing the Nigerian international as a prospective replacement for Kylian Mbappé, indicating their strong interest in acquiring him.

Osimhen to leave Napoli for big money

Napoli are aware of the interest, De Laurentiis has made it clear that any suitors will need to dig deep to get a deal done.

He told Sky Sports not long ago:

"He has a release clause. It’s a very big amount of money. Who knows who will leave, we will see."

Osimhen has scored 13 goals across all competitions this season.

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Osimhen fits PSG: Expert

Femi Fabunmi, a sports broadcaster, told Legit.ng that Osimhen's style of play suits PSG.

According to the football expert, he expects Osimhen, a former Lille player, to thrive at PSG if a move materialises in the summer.

He said:

"PSG looks set to release Mbappe and Osimhen looks like a perfect replacement. However, I cannot categorically say if that's why he's headed but his physical and technical style of play will suit the Ligue 1.
"The French Ligue is a familiar territory and the Super Eagles talisman should settle down with ease."

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Osimhen reportedly agreed personal terms with English Premier League (EPL) side, Chelsea.

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A journalist, Rudy Galetti, disclosed recently that the London club is looking to secure the Napoli man's signature in the coming transfer window.

Source: Legit.ng

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