Liverpool is pursuing Victor Osimhen, who has not yet been able to reach an agreement on a new contract with Napoli, the Italian champions.
The Nigerian international is seeking a new deal that will quadruple his income to 9 million euros every season, as reported by Calcio Mercato. Currently, he is making about 4.5 million euros per season.
As the Naples-based team overcame their more than three-decade title drought last season, Osimhen led the Serie A in goals scored.
He undoubtedly deserves a huge pay increase, but CM asserts that there is a significant gap between his demands and what the team is willing to give.
However, Aurelio de Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, demands a £174 million (200 million euro) release clause in the new agreement.
During the previous season, the 24-year-old scored 31 goals in all competitions. He has missed the last four games due to a hamstring injury, which is keeping him out of action.
The media site reported that Osimhen, who is also being watched by Chelsea, was signed by Liverpool after a determined effort and several direct contacts.
Is securing his signing necessary for the Merseysiders?
Jota, Salah, and Nunez—Jurgen Klopp’s front three—all found the scoresheet as the Reds trounced Nottingham Forest in the Premier League yesterday.
However, when Dutch international Cody Gakpo entered the game off the bench, his goal was disqualified for offside. The excellently performing Luis Diaz was not available.
To be honest, Liverpool does not currently need to strengthen their offense, particularly at the CF/False No. 9 position.
Instead, the Anfield team needs to concentrate on fortifying the backline after enhancing the midfield in the summer. How do you feel?