Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed the signing of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, from Lille for €70 million Euros, with the deal potentially rising to €100m Euros when bonuses and wages are factored in.
Napoli had on Friday announced their signing of Osimhen, but did not reveal the financial details.
De Laurentiis revealed the details of the transfer when he spoke to Sky Sport Italia. His words transcribed on Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio‘s website.
The Napoli President, an acclaimed film producer, also indicated that Arkadiusz Milik was on the market and will go to the highest bidder.
He said: “We’d been following Osimhen for some time. Both Giuntoli and Gattuso wanted him, and they convinced me to sacrifice €70m. With bonuses, it will rise to €80m, and if we factor in his wages it will easily reach €100m.
“Milik has always been on the market. Since I met him I’ve been asking him to renew his contract, but he just looks at me and doesn’t reply. So you should be aware that he’s leaving. He’ll go to the highest bidder, because I won’t make a discount for anyone. Otherwise, he risks staying at Napoli and probably won’t fit in the manager’s plans.”