By Victor Kanayo
Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has agreed in principle a new three-year deal with Napoli.
According to feelers, the news which will see the reigning African Footballer of the Year earn €10 million every year.
Extension Of Stay In Italy
Reports all over Italian media hastened to conclude negotiations to push out likely suitors including Chelsea rumoured to be knocking on his door.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calendar, held a meeting with Napoli’s CEO, Aurelio de Laurentiis, on Wednesday night, where the draft agreement was reached, adding that Osimhen is now ready to sign a deal that will extend his deal at the club till the summer of 2026.
His current contract with Napoli is expected to end in 2025, meaning that the new agreement extends that deal by one year.
The clause inserted by Napoli ensures that the Italian champions will earn a huge fee from any club ready to take the former U-17 World Cup winner away from the club.
Italian media outlets further said that Napoli have started pampering the striker to make him comfortable in Naples and erase the bad blood created by a tiktok post by one of the club’s social media handlers after Osimhen missed a penalty earlier in the season.