Report: Osimhen to be banned from joining Juventus

Napoli's Victor Osimhen will not join Juventus when he leaves | Photo Credit: Imago

Report: Osimhen to be banned from joining Juventus

Joba Ogunwale 07:32 - 01.09.2023

Osimhen is expected to leave Napoli sometime, but the Nigerian cannot join Juventus when he leaves the club.

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen will not be allowed to join Juventus anytime he decides to leave Napoli

Osimhen was linked with a move away from Napoli throughout the transfer window this summer, but the Nigerian striker decided to stay with the club. 

The former Lille star attracted interest from clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but nothing materialised due to Napoli’s price tag. 

Osimhen was linked with a move away from Napoli this summer
Osimhen stayed with Napoli despite links with Man Utd || Image credit: Imago

Although Saudi Arabia Pro League club Al-Hilal met Napoli’s valuation, the Neapolitans refused to sell the Nigerian. 

Osimhen is now expected to sign a new contract with the club, although he could still leave next summer. 

However, the Nigerian striker cannot join Napoli’s Serie A rivals Juventus whenever he decides to leave Naples.

According to II Matino, as per Italian Football News, Napoli will include an anti-Juve clause in Osimhen’s new contract, meaning Juventus will not be one of Osimhen’s options when he leaves Napoli. 

Napoli want to avoid Higuain scenario with Osimhen

It appears the Neapolitans are trying to prevent a repeat of what happened with Gonzalo Higuain, who left Napoli in 2013  to join Juventus in 2016. 

Higuain had a prolific three years with Napoli but broke the Neapolitans’ hearts when he left for one of their biggest rivals in 2016.

Napoli are now trying to prevent a similar situation with Osimhen, who is arguably the club’s most prized asset. 

Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring his 36th goal Serie A goal for Napoli in 2015/16
Higuain left Napoli to join Juventus in 2016

Osimhen is seen as a god in Naples after leading the club to their first Serie A title in 33 years last season. 

The Nigeria international scored 26 goals to finish as the top scorer in Serie A, including the title-sealing goal. 

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Osimhen has continued in the same vein this season, scoring three goals in Napoli’s first two games of the season. 

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