Liverpool have been told the fee required for them to acquire the services of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen
According to the Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Liverpool.com), Liverpool have shown Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and have been told that they would have to chunk up at least €100m to land the African.
Italian football intermediary Guiseppe Canella while speaking to Radio Punto Nuovo (h/t Liverpool.com) has confirmed that Napoli could end up selling the player but only if the huge price set by them is met, hence making any possible January deal very tough.
“At the moment, it is difficult to really evaluate the price of Osimhen.
The price is based on the request. If a team like PSG or similar asks you, (Napoli will sell) for more than €100m.”
It is no coincidence that Osimhen is highly in demand, having been a key player for an exceptional Napoli team, which plays one of the best attacking football in Europe currently.
Napoli under Luciano Spaletti does look like a proper team and this year could finally be the year they win the Scudetto if the first half of the season is anything to go by, they have established themselves as the favourites to win it.
The Nigerian has the perfect blend of pace, power and composure, something which is rare these days and at just 23 years of age, is in the perfect place to hit his prime.
Osimhen would instantaneously improve any team’s attack and although there are claims of Liverpool being interested in the player, it is hard to see Jurgen Klopp and co. spending big on an attacker after acquiring Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Fabio Carvalho and big money signing, Darwin Nunez.
Ideally, it is our midfield which needs to be looked at first but of course some things it is important to take into consideration the opportunity available in the market, which could change the way we approach the market.
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With Napoli competing for a Scudetto and in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League, it is hard to see the club let go of their star striker in the January transfer window.