Napoli are making ground in their move to hand Victor Osimhen a new deal and the Nigerian could soon have a release clause in his contract.
Sky Italia state that a second meeting regarding Osimhen’s renewal has taken place. The player’s agent Roberto Calenda expressed the Nigerian’s desire to renew at the club, with both parties now keen on making sure that Osimhen stays for at least another season.
There is still a lot of gap between the club’s offer and what the player demands, but Napoli know that they can’t lose more assets after the exits of Cristiano Guintoli, Luciano Spalletti and Kim Min-Jae. Osimhen’s agent also knows that they can’t ask for a wage that goes beyond Napoli’s capacity.
A solution for the issue could be that Napoli will go close to meeting the wage demand of about €7 million and will add a release clause of around €200 million in his deal. Shared image rights could also bring the parties close. Work is already going on in the right direction for this, with both parties trying to close a deal as quickly as possible.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN