The long-drawn transfer drama of Victor Osimhen has taken another twist after Napoli said they will begin from scratch negotiations with the striker’s new agent, while his club Lille said final details for the move are being worked out.
Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli was in constant contract with the forward’s new representatives, but said discussions will have to start anew.
“Osimhen’s a very good player, but there are lots of other teams who want him and we’re working on other fronts too,” he told DAZN.
“He changed his agent, so we now have to start all over again. It’s a complex and difficult set of negotiations.”
However, Lille general manager Marc Ingla announced Osimhen was at ‘the final details’ of a move away.
“We’re at the final details for the transfer of Osimhen,” explained Ingla.
“There were other clubs in for him too, but the player has now made his decision.
“It’s a shame to have to sell him, but he’s leaving us.”
It was reported that the transfer will be announced today, but Napoli official Giuntoli will not give a commitment to that effect.
“I don’t know,” he answered when he was asked whether Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would confirm the transfer on Thursday.
Osimhen is expected to join the Italian club in a five-year contract for 50 million Euros plus a player, Adam Ounas.