Nigeria: Napoli Owner Reveals Financial Details of Osimhen Signing

Le footballeur Nigérian Victor Osimhen
1 August 2020

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed the signing of Nigerian superstar Victor Osimhen from Lille, for €70 million Euros, with the deal potentially rising to €100m Euros when bonuses and wages are factored in.

The details of the mega transfer were revealed by Mr Laurentiis when he spoke to Sky Sport Italia.

His words transcribed on Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio's website, The acclaimed film producer spoke about the signing of striker Victor Osimhen, made official by the club today. He also indicated that Arkadiusz Milik was on the market and will go to the highest bidder.

"We'd been following Osimhen for some time. Both Giuntoli and Gattuso wanted him, and they convinced me to sacrifice €70m. With bonuses it will rise to €80m, and if we factor in his wages it will easily reach €100m."

"Milik has always been on the market. Since I met him I've been asking him to renew his contract, but he just looks at me and doesn't reply. So you should be aware that he's leaving. He'll go to the highest bidder, because I won't make a discout for anyone. Otherwise he risks staying at Napoli and probably won't fit in the manager's plans."

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