Nigerian international striker, Victor Osimhen has silenced the transfer rumor mill by signing a new contract with Napoli that extends his stay at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium until 2026. According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the deal includes a hefty release clause in the region of €130-€140 million, solidifying Osimhen’s position as one of the club’s most valuable assets.
This news comes as a major blow to Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United, who had been persistently linked with a move for the prolific striker earlier this season. With his future now secured in Naples, Osimhen is poised to spearhead Napoli’s attack for years to come.
“Napoli agree on a new deal for Victor Osimhen — it will be valid until June 2026,” Romano declared via his Twitter account, adding that the deal encompasses “one more year contract, one of the highest salaries in Napoli history — almost done.”
This development marks a significant reconciliation after a period of turbulence between Osimhen and the Napoli management. Rumors of discontent swirled earlier in the campaign, but with this new deal, both parties have reaffirmed their commitment to each other.
Osimhen’s importance to Napoli is undeniable. He has emerged as a true fan favorite and a key player in their Champions League aspirations. His blistering pace, clinical finishing, and powerful presence in the penalty box make him a nightmare for opposing defenders.
With a release clause set high enough to deter most suitors, Napoli can now focus on building a team around Osimhen and challenging for the highest honors. For the Nigerian striker, this new deal represents a chance to cement his legacy as a club legend and prove his doubters wrong.
The future for Victor Osimhen and Napoli is painted in vibrant colors. The stage is set for a thrilling partnership, one that promises goals, trophies, and a passionate Neapolitan fanbase roaring in support. The echoes of Osimhen’s name will undoubtedly continue to reverberate through the streets of Naples for years to come.