Osimhen's Replacement Agrees Contract with Napoli Ahead of Summer Transfer

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Osimhen's Replacement Agrees Contract with Napoli Ahead of Summer Transfer

Ayoola Kelechi 15:45 - 20.04.2024

Victor Osimhen's exit from Napoli is becoming a foregone conclusion as the Partenopei agree a deal for his replacement

Napoli has made significant strides in their pursuit of Lille striker Jonathan David, as the Canadian forward has agreed to join the Italian club in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The move represents a crucial step forward for Napoli in their quest to secure a replacement for Victor Osimhen, who has been a key figure in their attacking lineup.

Lille Striker's Next Chapter

Jonathan David, a 24-year-old Canadian forward, has just over a year remaining on his contract with Ligue 1 side Lille. Eager for a new challenge after four fruitful years in France, David is poised to embark on a new adventure in Serie A with Napoli.

Lille star forward Jonathan David | Imago
Lille star forward Jonathan David | Imago

In a recent development, David's representatives held discussions with Napoli's future sporting director, Giovanni Manna, signalling a significant progression in the transfer negotiations. The agreement between David and Napoli underscores the club's determination to secure the talented striker's services.

Contract Details For David

While Napoli has made significant headway in their pursuit of David, they face competition from Serie A rivals AC Milan, who are also keen on acquiring the Canadian forward. Milan requires bolstering their frontline, especially with Olivier Giroud's impending move to Major League Soccer.

According to reports from Calciomercato, Jonathan David has agreed to a lucrative five-year contract with Napoli, worth approximately €3 million net per season. This agreement paves the way for Napoli to strengthen their attacking options ahead of the new season.

Hurdles to Overcome

Despite the positive developments, Napoli must still negotiate a transfer fee with Lille, who are holding out for around €45 million. Napoli's current offer falls short by €10 million, highlighting the need for further negotiations to finalize the deal. Napoli is determined to outmanoeuvre Milan and other interested Premier League clubs in securing David's signature.

As Napoli edges closer to securing Jonathan David's signature, the club is on the verge of addressing their attacking needs ahead of the summer transfer window. With David's arrival, Napoli aims to fill the void left by Victor Osimhen's potential departure and bolster their squad for the challenges ahead. As negotiations with Lille continue, Napoli remains committed to completing the transfer and strengthening their squad for the upcoming season.

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