SERIE A: Osimhen Not Leaving In Summer Says Napoli President
Just days after scoring the title-winning goal for Napoli that ended a 33-year wait for a league title, Victor Osimhen the club’s most prized asset will not be leaving the club at the end of the season, the club President has assured. Source Rai Italia.
Osimhen has registered 27 goals in all competitions, with 22 of them contributing to his club’s first scudetto in over three decades.
His 5 goals in the Champions League this season were important to Napoli’s run to the quarterfinals for the first time in their history before they crashed out to AC Milan.
He has scored more goals than any other player in the Italian top-flight this season.
The Nigerian’s exploits this season have since alerted the biggest clubs in Europe, with Manchester United and Chelsea rumored to have contacted his agent.
Napoli president De Laurentiis: “I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer — no way”. ???????????????? #transfers
“I’ve already activated and triggered the option to extend Luciano Spalletti’s contract for next season”, tells Rai. pic.twitter.com/s7mEtNE1zA
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Napoli President De Laurentiis has now come out to debunk the rumors by assuring Osimhen will not be leaving the city of Naples this summer.
” I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer – no way”.
He added, ” I’ve already triggered and extended the option to extend Luciano Spalleti’s contract for next season”.
The Nigerian now holds the record of former Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o as the African player with the most goals in a Serie A season. He also holds a joint record with George Weah for the African player with the highest number of goals in the Italian top flight.