Transfer: Osimhen provides updates on contract negotiations with Napoli
Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian footballer currently playing for Napoli, has disclosed that ongoing negotiations for a contract extension with the Serie A champions are still in progress. The club is eager to secure Osimhen’s commitment to a new contract, having successfully fended off interest from major European clubs during the recent transfer window.
Reports indicate that Napoli even rejected two bids from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal for the player, emphasizing their desire to retain his services.
While there have been rumors suggesting that Osimhen and the club have already reached an agreement on a new contract, the player himself indicated that nothing has been finalized yet. Speaking to DAZN, Osimhen acknowledged the speculation surrounding his future but clarified that negotiations are ongoing. He stated, “There was a lot of speculation which is true. The president is the boss. We are still negotiating [over a new contract], we’ll see at the end of the transfer window.”
Osimhen further reiterated his commitment to Napoli, highlighting that he remains dedicated to the team and will continue to give his best effort. He emphasized, “For now, I am a Napoli player which is the most important thing. I will give my heart and soul to this team as I’ve always done in the past. We’ll see what happens.”
The situation reflects the intricate nature of contract negotiations in football and the uncertainty that can surround players’ futures, even when discussions appear to be progressing positively. Osimhen’s remarks underscore his professional approach and commitment to his current club during this period of negotiation.