Napoli’s prolific striker, Victor Osimhen, has shed light on his future plans, indicating that he will make a decision at the end of the season, but with a condition – he will only depart with Napoli’s blessing.
Osimhen’s star has been on the rise, making him one of the most coveted strikers in the world of football, especially after a remarkable season in Italy.
The 24-year-old showcased his talent with a stunning brace against Eintracht Frankfurt, securing Napoli’s passage to the Champions League quarterfinals with a commanding 5-0 aggregate triumph. These goals took his season tally to an impressive 23 across all competitions.
With such prolific form, it’s no wonder that Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea have shown a keen interest in Osimhen. Erik ten Hag, in particular, has been actively pursuing an elite number nine for the upcoming summer transfer window and is heavily linked with Osimhen.
However, Manchester United might need to prepare for a hefty financial commitment to secure Osimhen’s services. It’s anticipated that Napoli will demand a staggering fee exceeding €100 million (£89.7 million) for the talented forward.
While Osimhen openly dreams of playing in the Premier League, he has shared his perspective on the upcoming summer transfer window. He suggests that he won’t employ force to engineer a move away from Napoli.
He said, “I don’t know what the future holds. I think I’m on the right track. At the end of the season, I will sit down with my agents and discuss everything. I will also be in talks with the club. I am incredibly grateful to Naples. We will find a good solution together.”
In addition to discussing his future, Osimhen revealed his footballing heroes, with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba topping his list. He expressed his admiration for Drogba, saying, “Didier Drogba is my idol. I loved watching him play as a kid.
The way he played and what he did as a guy is unbelievable. I look up to him. I always wanted to be like him. I’m glad I’m now succeeding in a competition he put his stamp on so much.”