Napoli is reportedly overpricing their Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, amid speculation linking him with two rich Premier League clubs in Manchester United and Newcastle United.
The Blues have placed a hefty price tag on their record acquisition in an attempt to scare off the Premier League teams interested in his signature.
Respected Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, has made it clear that Osimhen’s transfer fee in the event that he moves on to pastures new in the summer is definitely not above €60 million.
Napoli chief De Laurentiis won’t let the number nine be sold without a fight, hence he’s demanding an extremely expensive fee of €100 million, €30m more than he cost when he signed from Lille in 2020.
On Osimhen, Corriere della Sera wrote via Napolipiu: “His value is €60 million and remains today the same as it was two years ago, when he was taken over from Lille, but there are those from England who goes further to make sure.
“De Laurentiis raises: €100 million. Too much? It is certainly a strategy to lock the center forward of the future”.
This season, Osimhen has tallied eleven goals in 22 appearances across all competitions despite missing two months due to COVID and a facial injury.