The new salary demand of Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen, is reportedly delaying his contract extension with the reigning Italian champions.
Osimhen reportedly asked Napoli to increase his salary to €7 million per year before he would extend his stay at the club beyond this summer.
Napoli and Osimhen are currently negotiating a new deal, and Napoli reportedly want to include a €200 million release clause in the new deal.
Last season, the 24-year-old Nigerian striker had the best season of his career as he recorded 26 goals in 32 Italian Serie A games. He ended the season as the league’s top scorer and helped Napoli to win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years.
Due to his impressive performance, he has been linked to PSG, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Bayern Munich.
The club and Victor Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda, had a second discussion over Osimhen’s contract extension, according to Sky Italia.
All parties are eager to ensure that the 24-year-old striker continues at Napoli for at least another season after Calenda indicated Osimhen’s intention to extend his contract. However, all parties involved are yet to agree on Osimhen’s wage demand.
“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 was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen will be PSG’s top priority if Kylian Mbappe decides to leave the club this summer, according to Football-Italia.