Newcastle will raise their $32.1 billion bid to Napoli for the signing of Victor Osimhen.
He has been linked with a move away from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in the summer of 2014.
With rumors claiming that Newcastle are poised to make Victor Osimhen their record signing, the Super Eagles striker might be on his way to the north-east of England.
Nicolo Schira, a transfer market expert, claims that Newcastle are willing to spend over €70 million for Osimhen’s services.
#Newcastle preparing a new bid to try to sign Victor #Osimhen in summer. #Napoli rejected a rich bid by €70M last January. His contract currently expires in 2025 (€4,5M/year) and #Napoli could offer a contract extension with an increase in salary. #transfers #NUFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) March 21, 2022
After being purchased by a group led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment fund, Newcastle are seeking to compete with the top football clubs in Europe.
In the January transfer window, they made it clear they meant business, but they haven’t finished yet. Osimhen is a target for the Magpies, who are looking to get the greatest players in the world.
In addition to Fabian Ruiz, Newcastle were reportedly interested in signing the Nigerian.
A contract between Napoli and the Premier League club, who were willing to spend €70 million for the Nigerian, could not be reached.
Their enhanced offer for the 23-year-old is ready to be presented this summer.
However, convincing Napoli to part with their most expensive player may prove tough.
Lille sold Osimhen to the Neapolitans in 2020 for a club and African record fee of €81.3 million. The Nigerian is not for sale.
Osimhen has been crucial to Napoli’s Italian Serie A title challenge despite missing two months of play.
The Neapolitans are currently second in the table, and Osimhen has played a major role in their success.
This season, he has scored 11 goals in 20 league games for the Nigerian Super Eagles.
Napoli isn’t planning on offloading their talisman anytime soon, not with three years left on his current deal.
According to reports, the Neapolitans are considering extending the Nigerian’s contract with a higher salary in order to deter other suitors.