Napoli are now deciding on two aspects of Victor Osimhen’s potential new contract and this is causing the delay in announcing the extension.
According to a report by La Gazzetta dello Sport via TMW, current Scudetto holders Napoli see Victor Osimhen as an integral part of the squad and are set to offer him a contract extension but there is a slight delay. Club president Aurelio Di Laurentiis is currently deciding on the release clause, whether to set it at €140 million or €150 million. A final call is imminent soon.
Another reason for the indecision of the contract renewal is the lack of agreement on image rights. At the time of his purchase from Lille, the Neapolitans allowed the Nigerian striker to keep all the proceeds from sponsorships. However, now the amount is set to be higher than before and both parties are yet to come to a consensus on that.
The official announcement of Victor Osimhen’s contract extension will arrive as soon as these issues get mended.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN