According to reports all over the media, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has claimed that the rumour of new contract negotiations with Napoli is still alive.
The 24-year-old Nigerian was heavily linked with a lucrative move to other European top-flight clubs, even to the Saudi Arabia Professional League side Al-Hilal earlier this summer.
However, the cliques of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich were meant to pull out of the race by ridiculous price tag, while it was also reported that the Serie A champions rejected two massive bids from the Saudi Arabian outfit for one of the most sorted-after forwards.
There were reports that the player and the club have agreed to the terms of a new contract, although, the former Sporting Charleroi striker stated that nothing is out of it yet.
“There was a lot of speculation which is true. The president is the boss. We are still negotiating [over a new contract], we’ll see at the end of the transfer window.
” For now, I am a Napoli player which is the most important thing. I will give my heart and soul to this team as I’ve always done in the past. We’ll see what happens.” Osimhen told DAZN.
Meanwhile, in other news, Osimhen scored two goals in Napoli’s first game of the new campaign in a 3-1 away win against the newly Serie A promoted side Frosinone on Saturday.
The Super Eagles talisman went away with the last season’s top scorer award with 26 goals to help his Italian club side emerge champions for the first time since 1990.
Frosinone drew the first blood just seven minutes into the game after Abdou Harroui converted from the 12-yard penalty spot into the back of the net, however, Matteo Politano’s 24th minute-leveller restored Napoli’s fate of a good foot-forward into the new season.
With three minutes before the halftime, the Nigerian masked man precisely buried a low cross into the top of the net to make it 2-1.
In the 79th minute to the end of the game, Osimhen smartly beat the offside trap towards the goal to nail his second in the match past the goalkeeper.