Victor Osimhen: Stay with Conte — Super Eagles ace warned Saudi is only option after Napoli

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen || Image credit: Imago

Victor Osimhen: Stay with Conte — Super Eagles ace warned Saudi is only option after Napoli

Faruq Ibrahim 22:30 - 09.07.2024

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen told to remain at the club as he can achieve things with new manager Antonio Conte.

Super Eagles ace Victor Osimhen has been advised by former  Napoli striker Cristian Bucchi to stay at the club and play under new manager Antonio Conte, given the lack of European suitors for the striker. 

Osimhen, 25, has publicly stated his desire to leave Napoli, hence, the club inserted a €130 million release clause into his contract. However, following an underwhelming season marred by injuries, and PSR clamping down on unchecked spending in the Premier League, suitors have been few and far between at the quoted price. 

What Cristian said 

Cristian who retired as a Partenopei weighed in on the Osimhen situation. He admitted that the price tag on him is heavy, and stated that only Saudi Arabia-based clubs will be willing to match the ask. 

Also, the former footballer-turned-coach believes that with the change at Napoli following the arrival of serial winner Antonio Conte, the striker should change his mind and stay put. 

“We’ll see. Osimhen? I’m not convinced that at those prices he can move to any club in Europe, Cristian said, per Calcio Napoli. “I don’t think Paris Saint-Germain and the Premier League sides will make the certain offer. 

Victor Osimhen

“Arabia would be the only solution, but the player will have to understand. I hope that either he stays at Napoli, where he could grow with Conte, or that some European club can make an important offer. I would tell him to stay at Napoli. 

“Conte and the club want to keep them. So I know the situation will be resolved. The guarantee is Conte. He knows that these players will be functional to his idea of ​​his game. He has already demonstrated it many times, even in the national team.”

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen have returned to Napoli for preseason, with his desired future away from the club yet to be resolved. 

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