- Osimhen, 25, revealed he ‘already knows’ his next move earlier in the week
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After leading Napoli to their first title in over 30 years, the Nigerian striker has been a key target for a number of big European clubs.
Despite signing a new deal last month, Osimhen’s contract is said to include a release clause of £112million.
Di Laurentiis revealed that the club ‘know’ the star will depart this summer: ‘This was already known since this summer, our negotiations were friendly, otherwise it would not have been so long.
The club president went on to speculate on where the star could be heading in the summer transfer window.
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The Napoli striker has enjoyed a glittering spell in Naples but is confirmed to be moving on
Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea are thought to be the front-runners for the £130m-rated striker
‘We knew he would go to Real Madrid, PSG or a top English club’ added Di Laurentiis.
Speaking to CBS, Osimhen confirmed himself that he ‘already knows’ his next steps for his footballing career.
‘A rumour is going around about me linked with the Premier League,’ Osimhen began. ‘When you are one of the hottest strikers in the globe, you expect this kind of thing.
‘Of course, EPL is one of the biggest and best leagues in the whole world.
‘At Napoli, I just signed a new contract, I enjoy my time there, going through it with the team, and at the end of the season – I already made up my mind.
‘I know what I want to do with my career. Since I’ve started I’ve been the one taking my own decisions and everything’s working out for me, even though when I started, it didn’t go as well as planned, but I already had my plan.
Osimhen is currently on duty for his national team in Nigeria’s AFCON campaign in Ivory Coast
‘I already knew the next step I want to take.’