Napoli is considering offering striker Victor Osimhen a massive contract following interests from, European clubs this season.
According to reports in Italian media, The Nigerian forward’s future at Napoli has been a subject of speculation following his decent form since the start of the 2022/23 season.
He has had an impressive start to the season with 10 goals in 14 appearances across all competitions.
Top clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Newcastle have reportedly shown interest in signing the goal poacher.
According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Napoli could use a clause in the Stability Decree to raise Osimhen’s salary and ward off interest from Manchester United and Newcastle, and other top clubs vying for the former Lille man’s signature.
Osimhen’s contract expires in 2025 and the Serie A leaders want to use a clause in the ‘Stability Decree’ to raise his salary, avoiding a financial burden for the club.
The Nigeria international currently earns 4.5m per season, but thanks to the Stability Decree, Napoli pays slightly less than €6m before taxes, rather than €9m. On paper, it is no longer applicable after five years, but any company can stretch its duration if an employee has a child and owns a house in the country.